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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 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 higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.64% to 6.733.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.66% to 6,855.20
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,540.63 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$68.38 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) share price, it went up 5.8% after completing its acquisition of 50% of KCGM Super Pit.

Other gold miners were also some of today’s top performers including Silver Lake Resources Limited. (ASX: SLR) which went up around 4.5%. However, the worst performer in the ASX 200 was also a gold miner, the Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price dropped 2.1%.

Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) saw its share price go up 0.4% after providing an update about its catastrophe reinsurance for 2020 and giving a perils update.

The share price of Sezzle Inc (ASX: SZL) dropped a further 15.7% today on troubles with its California license application. Fellow buy now, pay later business Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) also saw its share price drop 1.2%.

The Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC) share price dropped 0.8% after it was announced that the bushfires has caused a bit of damage to packing equipment and several vehicles at a farm.

Finally, the share price of TOWER Limited (ASX: TWR) went up 0.75% after completing the acquisition of Youi NZ’s insurance portfolio.

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Tristan Harrison owns shares of COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Insurance Australia Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Sezzle Inc. 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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