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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 1.29% to 6,094.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 1.23% to 6,205.30
  • AUD/USD at US 75 cents
  • Gold at US$1,303.50 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$75.68 a barrel

The best-performing ASX200 share today was Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL), it went up by 5.4%.

Another performer was resource service business Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND), it increased by 5.8%.

Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) went up 4.6% after finally accepting an offer for its business.

The BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) share price went up 0.5% today after announcing it would be investing US$2.9 billion into an iron ore project.

InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) shares went down 0.07% after announcing two acquisitions in New Zealand.

The share price of Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) went up 4.8% with some of its main fund holdings going up in the US.

Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) shares dropped by 5.2%, making it the worst performer in the ASX200, it’s about to be kicked out of the index.

Finally, Ausdrill Limited (ASX: ASL) dropped by a further 3.1% after giving the market a negative operations update earlier in the week.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 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.