ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 9 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.72% to 6,120.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.16% to 6,228.20
  • AUD/USD at US 78.5 cents
  • Gold at US$1,322.50 an ounce
  • Oil at US$61. a barrel

The pot stock industry continued its impressive rise upwards today after yesterday’s export approval news., with Auscann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: AC8) rising by almost 20% today, which was on top yesterday’s huge rise.

Other pot stocks like Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD) rose by 13.64% today, Hydroponics Company Ltd (ASX: THC) rose by 5.88% and MMJ Phytotech Ltd (ASX: MMJ) rose by 9.43%.

Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) had a great day, finishing up by 17.36% due to a very positive trading update.

Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) was a good performer in the ASX200, rising by 2.55% today due to a sales and marketing update.

The best performance in the ASX200 today belonged to plumbing supplier Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) which rose by 4.47%.

At the smaller end of the market, veterinary clinic business National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) had a very good day, rising by 7.53%. It reached an all-time high yesterday and thoroughly beat that record today.

The worst performer today in the ASX200 was Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA) on the back of its extraordinary general meeting to approve the issue of shares under an institutional placement. The price finished the day down by 2.49%.

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