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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 0.31% to 6,278.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.26% to 6,366.80
  • AUD/USD at US 74 cents
  • Gold at US$1,207.33 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$71.79 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was a2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M), it finished the day up 4%.

Another performer was REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) after reporting another solid year of growth in its FY18 result. However, the share price of Domain Holdings Australia Limited (ASX: DHG) fell by 2.1%.

At the red end of the market was James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX), it dropped 6.5% despite revealing strong growth in its quarterly result.

Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) shares fell another 3.5% as the oil price fell again during the last 24 hours.

Shares of Baby Bunting Group Ltd (ASX: BBN) rose by 38.5% today after reporting, marking an amazing recovery of lost share value over the past two years. Investors were clearly buoyed by news of a strong start to FY19.

Aventus Retail Property Fund (ASX: AVN) shares fell 0.9% today after it delivered its FY18 result.

Finally, Charter Hall Long WALE REIT (ASX: CLW) dropped 0.7% after revealing a moderate increase to the distribution in its FY18 result.

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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 A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended AVENTUS RE UNIT and REA Group 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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