Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday.
Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:
- S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.14% to 6,691.20
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.07% to 6,781.20
- AUD/USD at US 70 cents
- Gold at US$1,425.58 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$63.43 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the share price of Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) which rose 6.7%.
Gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) saw its share price grow 4.6% thanks to a ore reserve increase.
Funeral operator InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) suffered a share price decline of 6.5%, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.
It was also a glittering day for gold business Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR), the share price climbed 2.4% after releasing its June 2019 quarter report.
The Australian Foundation Investment Co.Ltd. (ASX: AFI) share price was flat after the largest ASX LIC released its June 2019 result.
The June 2019 quarter release sent the Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX: NIC) share price higher by 4.7%.
Payments business Splitit Ltd (ASX: SPT) sent its share price 8.9% higher after announcing an exciting agreement news.
Finally, the share price of FlexiGroup Limited (ASX: FXL) rose by 10.6% after announcing its progress with humm, the buy now pay later offering.
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