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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 0.51% to 6,319.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.51% to 6,427.80
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,202.90 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$77.60 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Atlas Arteria Group (ASX: ALX), it went up by nearly 4% today.

Another of today’s largest gains was packaging company Orora Ltd (ASX:ORA), it went up almost 2% after announcing an acquisition.

Small cap healthcare business Zenitas Healthcare Limited (ASX: ZNT) rose by 22.5% today after receiving a takeover offer and reporting its FY18 result.

Reece Ltd (ASX: REH) reported its FY18 result earlier today, sending the share price up 3%.

Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (ASX: HVN) was another to report, the share price fell 4.5% in response.

Aged care provider Regis Healthcare Ltd (ASX: REG) shares fell 1.4% today after reporting its FY18 result.

The Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) share price was unmoved today because it went into a trading halt after winning the WestConnex bid and announcing a capital raising.

Shares of data centre business Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) fell 3.5% today after reporting its FY18 result.

Finally, Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) dropped another 8.8% today after disappointing investors with its FY18 report.

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