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 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.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG) picks biggest winner from FIFA World Cup
- Top broker upgrades Bank of Queensland Limited (ASX: BOQ) for being “too cheap”
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