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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.43% to 6,207.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.42% to 6,325.50
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,185.60 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$81.78 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was infection prevention business Nanosonics Ltd (ASX: NAN), its share price rose nearly 5% today.

Commissioner Hayne handed in his interim report this afternoon, which sent the share prices of the big banks up. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) share price was the best of the four, going up 1.9% by the end of the day and National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX: NAB) shares gained 1.8%.

The share price of Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) gave up most of its earlier gains, it fell 3.8% today.

Shares of robotic bricklaying business FBR Ltd (ASX: FBR) rose 12% after announcing it had completed its first Hadrian X.

Education business Navitas Limited (ASX:NVT) saw its share price rise 1.8% after announcing a new pathway college in the Netherlands.

Shares of investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) fell 1.3% with its current and ex CEOs allegedly ‘suspects’ in a criminal investigation.

Finally, vitamin business Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) was one of the major fallers today, the share price dropped 3.3%.

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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 Blackmores Limited and Nanosonics Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of National Australia Bank 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.