ALL ORDINARIES Index Up, Afterpay (ASX:APT) Shares Rise

Australia’s share market, or the All Ordinaries Index (INDEXASX: XAO)(ASX: XAO), is currently up 0.58% at lunch.

The share price of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) has risen 11.7% after the buy now, pay later company revealed an update about its latest developments in Australia, the US and the UK.

Shares of REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) are up over 10% after the real estate portal business revealed another quarter of double digit revenue growth.

Pendal Group Ltd (ASX: PDL) shares are up 3.2% after revealing its statutory profit grew by 30% in FY18.

The Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) share price is up 2.9% after it reported its half year result showing a 37% rise in revenue and underlying EBITDA more than doubling to $34.5 million.

Shares of James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) have dropped 13.8% at lunch after the material business reported its half year result showing net sales were up 25% and net profit was up 29%.

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