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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) down 0.07% to 6,032.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) down 0.05% to 6,144.00
  • AUD/USD at US 76 cents
  • Gold at US$1,296.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$78.40 a barrel

The best-performing ASX200 share today has been Greencross Limited (ASX: GXL), it went up 6% today after there were rumours that the company was under the microscope of private equity.

The Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price increased by 0.91% after announcing it would divest the UK-based Homebase that it acquired in 2016.

Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) shares rose by 5.5% today as the health supplement company continues to recover.

The share price of Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN) finished the day up 4.8%, making it the best-performing ASX200 healthcare stock.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) went up another 4.3% today after reporting an impressive set of numbers yesterday.

Lithium miner Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) was the biggest drop today as it went down 4.5%.

Vet clinic business National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) finished the day down 0.8% after announcing further acquisitions.

Finally, Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) went up 2.9% after receiving a broker upgrade from UBS.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Greencross Limited and NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Blackmores Limited, Greencross Limited, Nanosonics Limited, Telstra Limited, and Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of NATVETCARE FPO. 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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