ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 9 shares you missed

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 0.10% to 6,234.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.02% to 6,326.40
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,206.13 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$73.23 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Appen Ltd (ASX: APX), the AI-related tech company was up 6.5%.

Shares of Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) are also up 6.5% after publishing its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Stage 2 5Mtpa Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum project.

The share prices of other technology businesses also went up strongly. Cloud accounting business Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) went up 4% and Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) increased 4.1%.

Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) shares are down 0.15% after passing the casino licence review.

The NIB Holdings Limited (ASX: NHF) share price decreased 0.4% and QBE Insurance Group Ltd (ASX: QBE) shares finished flat after QBE sold its travel insurance business to NIB.

Shares of ResMed Inc. (ASX: RMD) rose by 0.35% after reporting its FY18 result.

Finally, the largest fall on the ASX 200 was rare earth miner Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC) fell by 4.9%.

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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 Crown Resorts Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Appen Ltd, and Xero. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended NIB Holdings Limited and ResMed Inc. 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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