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) higher 0.05% to 6,247.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.04% to 6,357.90
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,188.68 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$75.17 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Idp Education Ltd (ASX: IEL), its share price rose by 9% after reporting yesterday.

The share price of Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB) climbed 6.4% on demerger news and its FY18 result.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) returned to trade today and the share price climbed another 6.2% to nearly $20.

At the red end of the share market WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) shares dropped 15.6%, giving up most its gains over the past two days. The Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) share price also fell 7.6% today.

Fresh food producer Costa Group Holdings Ltd’s (ASX: CGC) share price fell 11.4% today after reporting its FY18 result and also providing profit guidance for FY19.

Shares of Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) dropped another 6.1% today on allegations of poor staff treatment in an ABC investigation.

Finally, private health insurer Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL) shares fell 2.2% after revealing a disappointing FY18 result.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO and Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO, Altium, and WiseTech Global. 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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