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7 shares you need to watch on Friday

The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) appears set to open slightly in the red today. The futures market is pointing to a 7-point decline after Wall Street was closed overnight.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.02%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.05%
  • CAC 40 (France): up 0.5%
  • Dow Jones (USA): closed
  • NASDAQ (USA): closed

The Auckland International Airport Ltd (ASX: AIA) share price could get some attention today after the company provided a monthly traffic update. Chinese visitor arrivals were up 10.7% in October compared to the same month in 2016, while international passengers were up 6.8%.

The a2 Milk Company Ltd (Australia) (ASX: A2M) share price could also receive some attention after it slipped 4.2% on Thursday, following a very strong run in the days immediately prior.

Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB), on the other hand, has fallen sharply over the past two sessions and could thus receive more attention today, while Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) soared 6.9% for the day.

Iron ore businesses such as BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP), Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) and Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) could also hog some of the spotlight today. The iron ore price surged 3.9% higher during the latest session, according to The Metal Bulletin, which could boost their share prices higher today.

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Motley Fool contributor Ryan Newman has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of A2 Milk. 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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