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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) higher 0.002% to 6,268.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.03% to 6,351.90
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,244.55 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.94 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN), it went up 5%.

WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) shares went up another 4.7% today, meaning it’s gone up around 10% in just two days.

The Ramsay Health Care Limited (ASX: RHC) share price finished the day up 1% and then announced a takeover bid in Europe.

Shares of Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (ASX: SYD) went up 0.3% today despite receiving a broker downgrade.

One share to be heavily punished today was Integrated Research Limited (ASX: IRI), it dropped 18.5% after giving a disappointing guidance update for FY18.

Large miner Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) finished the day down 0.14% after announcing it was selling its Grasberg stake for US$3.5 billion.

The Praemium Ltd (ASX: PPS) share price went up 5.6%, which was another increase on top of yesterday’s strong gains thanks to reporting its funds under administration had passed $8 billion.

Finally, the share price of Rural Funds Group (ASX: RFF) climbed 1.5% after coming out of its trading halt due to announcing a capital raising to fund its feedlot acquisitions.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Ramsay Health Care Limited and RURALFUNDS STAPLED. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended RURALFUNDS STAPLED and Sydney Airport Holdings Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of WiseTech Global. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Integrated Research Limited and Ramsay Health Care Limited. 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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