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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 9 shares you missed

TGIF Friday

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 quick recap of the Aussie market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) down 0.2%
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.2%
  • AUD/USD at US 76.47 cents
  • Gold at US$1,268 an ounce, down 0.85%
  • Oil at US$52.76 a barrel, up 1.1%

Amongst the best-performing shares during Friday’s session were ResMed Inc. (CHESS) (ASX: RMD), South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) and Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG), each rose more than 4%.

Earlier today ResMed announced first-quarter revenue of $524 million, up 11%, and profit of $0.66 per share.

Mining and minerals business South32 did not announce any material news to the market.

However, Macquarie, Australia’s largest investment bank, released its half-year financial report showing an 8% increase in dividends and revenue up 3%.

Further down the market and shares of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) and a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) finished more than 2% higher. Shares of Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) ended 10% higher.

On the other side of the ledger, shares of Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) finished 5.55% lower following the airline’s annual general meeting.

Shares of Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) ended 1% lower while Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) fell 5.1%.

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