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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 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 0.68% to 5,905.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.68% to 5,971.10
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,282.67 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.84 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Iluka Resources Limited (ASX: ILU) which rose by more than 9%.

ResMed Inc. (ASX: RMD) shares fell by just over 12% after announcing its second quarter profits to 31 December 2018 which disappointed investors.

Under-pressure AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) fell by nearly 8% after it told investors of an impending dividend cut and what profit to expect in the FY18 result.

The Marley Spoon AG (ASX: MMM) share price went up almost 27% today, making it one of the top performers today.

The share price of metals and electronics recycling company Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX: SGM) rose 6.2% today.

Shares of aerial imaging business Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) went up 4% and hit an all-time high today.

The Catapult Group International Ltd (ASX: CAT) share price went up almost 12% today.

Finally, shares of InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) ended today up 1%, marking a pleasing week for shareholders.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

  • 3 ASX shares to buy for investors in their 20s
  • Would Warren Buffett buy Telstra shares?
  • A new digital Chinese bank could be big competition for CBA, ANZ, Westpac and NAB

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Catapult Group International Ltd and Nearmap Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended InvoCare Limited and ResMed 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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