Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Thursday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.39% to 6,383.00
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.35% to 6,466.40
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,332.28 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$60.84 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) share price which rose 5.7% in reaction to a company update.
The share price of Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) fell 6.8% due to an impairment for FY19.
The Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) share price rose 0.5% in response to a plan to improve training and customer levels.
The share price of Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) rose 1.3% thanks to some US-related news.
A trading update sent the Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) share price down 6.6% due to the fact the aged care operator said its profit would come at the low end of its guidance range.
The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price dropped 1.8% because of its business update that was released today.
The share price of Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) went up 1% in response to its Dorado-2 update.
Finally, gold miners had a decent day today. The Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) share price rose by 3.7%.
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