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 0.37% to 6,285.90
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.35% to 6,377.40
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,223.95 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.01 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) again, investors are loving the numbers that the company released yesterday.

At the other end of the performance table, CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) was the worst performer with it down nearly 8%.

Tariffs and Chinese worries are hurting some resource shares like Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) which is down 5.6%.

The Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) share price finished the day up 1.5% after signing a deal with payroll platform business Gusto in the US.

Shares of CogState Limited (ASX: CGS) fell nearly 9% after reporting a quarterly cashflow outflow of $1.3 million.

Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (ASX: SYD) shares finished up 0.8% after reporting its monthly traffic for June 2018.

Lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) shares grew by 4.6%, making it the best ASX 200 resource performer today.

Finally, Tabcorp Holdings Limited (ASX: TAH) went up 1.1% after deciding to call time on its UK operations.

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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 Sydney Airport Holdings Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Xero. 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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