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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher 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 higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.91% to 6,272.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.84% to 6,355.70
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,257.15 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.21 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM), the gold miner went up another 7.5% as worries amplify about trade wars.

Lithium miners were some of the biggest gains today, Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) went up by 4% and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) increased by 3.3%.

At the other end of the ASX 200 the largest fall belonged to Inghams Group Ltd (ASX: ING), it went down 3.3%.

MNF Group Ltd (ASX: MNF) shares went up by 3.6% today after announcing that the Singapore acquisition was complete.

The share price of iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) went up 12.1% after announcing a new CEO.

Elders Ltd (ASX: ELD) crashed 15% today after giving investors a negative seasonal update due to weather conditions.

Finally, one of the top performers today was Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC), it went up 4.1%.

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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 MNF Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Elders Limited and iSentia Group Ltd. 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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