9 shares you should have been watching on Friday

The ASX 200 managed to hold on today, despite losing some of its earlier gains as the session wore on, although it did experience a spike in the dying minutes.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.5% to 5765 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.5% to 5808 points
  • AUD/USD at US 77.44 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$65.91 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,217.39 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$48.42 a barrel

The gold miners were among the market’s worst performing shares today, with gold sitting at around US$1,217 an ounce. The Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) share price fell 6.2%, the St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price closed 6% lower, and the Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) share price dipped 3.5%.

Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) was another weak performer on the market today, sliding 4.6%, and Slater & Gordon Limited (ASX: SGH) dropped 6.5%.

Pioneer Credit Ltd (ASX: PNC) finished the session 2.9% higher after providing an update on its earnings today, in addition to providing guidance for the 2018 financial year.

The Adacel Technologies Limited (ASX: ADA) share price rose 4.3% after it announced a new contract signing. And the Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP) share price gained 4.3%.

Finally, the Worleyparsons Limited (ASX: WOR) share price rose 6.9%.

Here are Friday’s top stories:

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  2. Eastern Goldfields Ltd share price rockets 52%

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