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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 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 0.82% to 5,999.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.78% to 6,105.20
  • AUD/USD at US 78.2 cents
  • Gold at US$1,327.11 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$66.33 a barrel

The market rose again today, topping off a good week for the ASX.

A lot of companies have reported today, here’s how the market reacted to some of them.

The biggest gain in the ASX200 today of 10.7% came from Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) today in response to its better-than-expected report.

Another double digit growth reaction of 10.36% came from Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) after the market downloaded its result.

Tassal Group Limited (ASX: TGR) finished the day 8.52% higher after investors caught the report.

The worst performer in the ASX200 was Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN), the report clearly disappointed investors as the share price plunged 12.08% due to a drop in profit.

Another disappointment today was Platinum Asset Management Limited (ASX: PTM), news that Kerr Neilson would be leaving hit the investment management company hard with the share price down 11.76%.

WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) recovered some of its post-report losses today as it grew by 7.85%.

Investors sent the Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW) share price down 2.6% even though it had returned to profit growth.

Finally, Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) grew by 8.4% today after its report beat the market’s expectations.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Regis Healthcare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Platinum Investment Management Limited and WiseTech Global. 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.