ALL ORDINARIES Index Up, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) Shares Rise

Australia’s share market, or the All Ordinaries Index (INDEXASX: XAO)(ASX: XAO), is currently up 0.16% at lunch.

The Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) share price is up 1.4% after rival Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) shares went into a trading halt regarding a pending announcement with the Coles de-merger.

Shares of oil business Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) are down nearly 5% after it announced the sale of stake of its Otway business and a reduction of its FY19 guidance.

Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND) shares are down 0.7% despite being appointed to the Hunter Water Corporation Panel.

The share price of Capitol Health Ltd (ASX: CAJ) dropped 1.8% after an announcement regarding the pending allocation of 20 new Medicare MRI licences.

Shares of gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) are up 6.3% at lunch, making it the biggest gain in the ASX 200.

The share price of online car portal Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR) is up 4.3% on a broker ‘upgrade’.

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