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 0.78% to 5,671.60
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.74% to 5,750.30
- AUD/USD at US 72 cents
- Gold at US$1,223.70 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$59.68 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), its share price rose 5.8%.
Shares of healthcare device business Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (ASX: FPH) rose 1.7% after reporting that its half-year profit after tax grew 20%.
It was a punishing day for a lot of resource shares in the ASX 200 with Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO) down by 7.7%, Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) dropping by 6.7% and Sandfire Resources NL (ASX: SFR) falling by 5.7%.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Accent Group and Kogan.com 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.