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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Wednesday: 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 lower on Wednesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.13% to 6.817.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.19% to 6,930.10
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,592.62 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$69.18 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was Independence Group NL (ASX: IGO), its share price rose 6.3% today after making a production announcement.

Gold miners were some of the top performers today as the gold price jumped after Iran attacked US bases. The Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) share price increased by 4% and the Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) share price jumped 3.7%.

The share price of EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML) rose 3.2% today, making it one of the best non-gold performers.

At the red end of the ASX the share price of WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) dropped 3.25% after making another acquisition announcement.

Polynovo Ltd (ASX: PNV) gave up most of its gains from yesterday, its share price fell 8.1% today.

The share price of Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) rose almost 2% after confirming that it was talking to other potentially interested bidders.

Finally, the share prices of fund managers dropped on fears about the Iran situation. The Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) share price declined by 5.3%.

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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 Emerchants Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Emerchants Limited. 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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