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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 0.25% to 6,143.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.25% to 6,252.30
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,195.90 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.56 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY), it went up nearly 10%. Other lithium miners were also strong performers today with Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) up by 9.2% and Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) up by nearly 5% marking a strong day for the sector.

Another share that rose strongly was Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG), it recovered 7.5% today, gaining some of the value lost after its recent disappointing report where profit halved.

Investors are getting excited about Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP), with the share price 4.5% higher today.

At the red end of the ASX was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the hotshot share fell over 6% today after the AFR accused it of boosting its earnings with some ‘nifty’ accounting.

Data centre business Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) dropped 4.2% today, making it the second worst fall in the ASX 200.

Finally, Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) shares went up 3.6% today after coming out of a trading halt, it was in the halt due to a capital raising.

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