ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 8 ASX shares you missed

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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 Tuesday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.51% to 6,614.10
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.47% to 6,728.00
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,491.50 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.78 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) share price which rose by 5%.

The climbing oil price helped oil businesses be two of the top five performers today. The Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) share price climbed by over 4% and the Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) share price went up 3.8%.

It was a rough day for some of the ASX’s leading growth shares. At the bottom of the pile was the WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) share price which fell almost 7%.

Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) was another to have a tough day the office, its share price declined by 6.6%.

The TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) share price fell by 0.3% today after the first day of its court hearing to overturn the ACCC decision to block the merger with Vodafone.

New Hope Corporation Limited’s (ASX: NHC) share price went into a trading halt as the market waited on a court decision on its New Acland Stage 3 project.

Finally, the share price of iSignthis Ltd (ASX: ISX) rose another 5.1% after yesterday’s pleasing operational update.

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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 WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Appen 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.