ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher 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 higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.60% to 6,165.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.58% to 6,276.30
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,205.50 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$78.41 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was rare earth miner Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC), its share price went up by 5.5%.

Hot stock Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) shares went up 4.2% as investors warm to the valuation again.

Data and telco businesses had a good day today with Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) up by 4.9%, Vocus Group Limited (ASX: VOC) went up 3.4% and Nextdc Ltd (ASX: NXT) increased by 3.4%.

Shares of Primary Health Care Limited (ASX: PRY) fell by 2.1% after the Fair Work Commission released a determination regarding the support staff of Dorevitch, Primary’s Victoria-based pathology business.

Tassal Group Limited (ASX: TGR) shares will be one to watch after it announced the acquisition of prawn business Fortune Group for $31.9 million.

Finally, the share price of Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) fell 3% today – it was the worst performer in the ASX 200 today.

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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 Vocus Communications Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. 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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