ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 12 shares you missed

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

Here’s a quick recap of global markets:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): up 0.2%
  • DAX (Germany): up 1%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 1.35%
  • Dow Jones (USA): flat
  • NASDAQ (USA): flat

Here are today’s key stats:

  • ASX 200: down 0.7%
  • All Ordinaries: down 0.7%
  • Australian dollar (A$) (AUDUSD): 73.78 cents
  • Gold price: down 0.8%
  • Copper: down 1.7%
  • WTI Crude Oil: down 4.5%
  • Iron ore: down 5.1% to $US65.20, according to The Metal Bulletin

Amongst the best-performing shares was Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS). This morning, the ACCC ruled that Telstra’s mobile network is unlikely to be opened up for use by other telecommunications companies. Unsurprisingly, shares of fellow telco TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX: TPM) fell 4.5%.

Also amongst the best performers were shares of investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG), following a strong full-year profit result announced this morning.

Meanwhile, Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN), Boral Limited (ASX: BLD) and Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) ended firmly higher.

At the other end of the market, Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL) fell 6%, along with OZ Minerals Limited (ASX: OZL) and Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC).

As could be expected following steep falls in oil and iron ore prices overnight, shares of BlueScope Steel Limited (ASX: BSL), Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) fell more than 3% (BlueScope fell 7%).

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Motley Fool Contributor Owen Raszkiewicz does not have a financial interest in any company mentioned. Owen welcomes and encourages your feedback. You can follow him on Twitter @OwenRask.

The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, Platinum Investment Management Limited, Super Retail Group Limited, and Telstra Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of TPG Telecom Limited. 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 Bruce Jackson.

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