Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) finished lower and the ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Wednesday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.04% to 6,543.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.07% to 6,628.90
- AUD/USD at US 69 cents
- Gold at US$1,334.83 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.11 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) share price after the equipment rental business released profit guidance and an update.
The Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price declined 0.8% after it announced a $230 million acquisition of Catch Group.
The share price of healthcare business Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) dropped 1.9% today.
The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price finished the day up more than 6% after returning to trade from its capital raising.
The share price of IT business Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR) climbed 7.3% in reaction to announcing a financing division.
The Bapcor Ltd (ASX: BAP) share price dropped 3.2% after giving an investor presentation to the market.
The share price of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) fell 1.3% after APRA announced some new mortgage rules.
Finally, the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price rose 6.3% due to a rising iron ore price.
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