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) down 0.58% to 6,062.90
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.82% to 6,136.70
- AUD/USD at US 75 cents
- Gold at US$1,311.50 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$73.50 a barrel
The best performer in the ASX200 today was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC), the logistics company recently told the market that its revenue would be stronger in this financial year than previously predicted. The share price rose by 6.7%.
Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) share price rose by 5.6% today after it received another takeover proposal.
Explosive company Orica Ltd (ASX: ORI) went up 3.3% today after confirming its environmental provision that was previously announced.
G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) continued to ride the wave of positivity after its presentation to investors earlier this week, it went up a further 3% today.
However, ARB Corporation Limited (ASX: ARB) shares had a bit of a bingle after losing some of the gains it made earlier in the week after making its own presentation.
The worst performer in the ASX200 was APN Outdoor Group Ltd (ASX: APO), it fell 6.1% on no specific company news.
Finally, Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) went up by 1.2% after announcing its new device, trophon2, had been approved for Canada.
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- AMP Limited appoints ex-CBA CEO David Murray as its new Chairman
- Why the battle for BHP Billiton Limited’s oil assets could be firing up
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ARB Limited. 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.