ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 8 shares you missed

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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) lower 0.33% to 6,194.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.26% to 6,289.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,252.80 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.77 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) after receiving an upgrade from Goldman Sachs, Afterpay went up nearly 9%.

Another of the top-performing shares was Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX), it went up by 4.2% after Amazon acquired an online pharmacy business.

The share price of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) is down 3.6% as investors weigh up the points of a negative report about the debt collector company.

Shares of Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) went up 2.4%, making it pass the $200 mark again. Fellow globally-focused blue chip Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) dropped by 2.4%.

Fintech business Praemium Ltd (ASX: PPS) finished the day up 3.5% after announcing a 5-year deal with CMC Markets.

The Gentrack Group Ltd (ASX: GTK) share price finished the day flat after announcing investors could expect a good FY19.

Finally, shares of LiveTiles Ltd (ASX: LVT) went up nearly 8% after it won the 2018 Microsoft US Partner of the Year Award for Modern Workplace Transformation.

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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 AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Cochlear Ltd. and GENTRACK FPO NZ. 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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