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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 8 shares you missed

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 short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) was flat, meaning a 0.00% change, at 5,788.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.02% to 5,886.90
  • AUD/USD at US 77 cents
  • Gold at US$1,327.30 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.80 a barrel

The best gain in the ASX200 today came from the lithium miners. Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) was at the top of the leader board, it went up by 5.7% and Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) increased by 5.19%. Interestingly, the Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price declined by 0.62%.

APN Outdoor Group Ltd (ASX: APO) also had a good day today as it went up by 5.17%, it’s gone up by more than 10% since mid-March.

Several American stocks have suffered today after President Donald Trump threatened to impose another US$100 billion of tariffs on Chinese products. Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) dropped by 3.07% today.

The Blue Sky Alternative Investments Ltd (ASX: BLA) issue with Glaucus continued, however it went up by 1.42% today after CEO Rob Shand bought some shares.

Gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) went up by 1.74% after it upgraded its production guidance.

Finally, the worst performer of the day was Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG), the franchisor’s share price dropped by 3.76% today.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of Altium. 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 Scott Phillips.

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