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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Tuesday: 8 ASX shares you missed

Tristan Harrison
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Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.61% to 7,055.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.61% to 7,151.40
  • AUD/USD at US 67 cents
  • Gold at US$1,568.72 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$53.98 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was annuity provider Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF), its share price rose 12.8% after reporting this morning.

Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX: JBH) saw its share price fall 4.6%, giving up some of the gains from yesterday’s report.

Another business to report today was insurance giant Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX: SUN), its share price dropped 1.5% in response.

The coronavirus is affecting Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), it has downgraded its earnings expectation for FY20 which sent the share price 3.4% lower.

Gold miner Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) also reported today, its share price increased by 0.4% in reaction.

Toll road business Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) was another to release its result, driving its share price up by 1.4%.

Global investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) released an operational update today, causing the share price to drop 0.6%.

Finally, the share price of energy business Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) dropped 2.5% after releasing its report.

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Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Cochlear Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited, Macquarie Group Limited, and Transurban Group. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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