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S&P/ASX 200 finishes flat Friday: 11 shares you missed

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) finished flat on Friday.

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.7%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.2%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.3%
  • Dow Jones (USA): flat
  • NASDAQ (USA): up 0.4%

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: flat
  • All Ordinaries (ASX: XAO) (Index: ^AXAO): up 0.1%
  • Australian dollar (A$) (AUDUSD): 74.75 cents
  • Gold price: up 0.4%
  • Copper: up 0.2%
  • WTI Crude Oil: down 0.1%
  • Iron ore closed 0.3% lower at $US66.42 a tonne overnight

Shares in focus today included Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) and Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC), with both companies’ shares ending more than 3% higher.

Further down the market OceanaGold Corporation (ASX: OGC) and CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) moved more than 4% higher, while Bubs Australia Ltd (ASX: BUB) and Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) also rose strongly.

At the other end of the market, Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX: PTM), a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia) (ASX: A2M) and Mesoblast Limited (ASX: MSB) shares fell more than 5%. Meanwhile, ResMed Inc. (CHESS) (ASX: RMD) and Newcrest Limited (ASX: NCM) shares finished around 4% lower.

Here are today’s top stories:

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