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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower 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 lower on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.04% to 6,405.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.08% to 6,485.90
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,508.08 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$58.95 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) share price which rose by almost 13% after coming out of a trading halt after announcing an acquisition.

Casino company Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR) reported its result today which sent the share price 6.2% higher.

Another business to report today was Healius Ltd (ASX: HLS), the share price rose by 4.8% in response.

The oOh!Media Ltd (ASX: OML) share price plunged 26.2% after downgrading earnings expectations.

Healthcare hearing device business Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) pleased investors with its report and outlook, sending the share price higher by almost 4%.

The Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) share price rose again by 7.4% after yesterday’s report.

But conversely, Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) wasn’t spared as its share price dropped by another 5.8% after yesterday’s result.

Finally, the share price of Breville Group Ltd (ASX: BRG) fell by almost 10% today.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

  • Domain swings to huge loss on property pain
  • Lynas just got slapped with a radioactive tax
  • Telstra reaches $1 billion in asset monetisation after Charter Hall deal
  • Westpac may be about to make it harder for borrowers to get a mortgage

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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 Cochlear Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Blackmores Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd. and oOh!Media 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.

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