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 0.15% to 6,185.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.11% to 6,301.10
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,197.55 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$85.07 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was rare earth miner business Lynas Corporation Ltd (ASX: LYC), its share price rose 9.5%.

Shares of Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR) went up 3.5% after it received some broker upgrades.

The share price of Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) went up 0.3% this afternoon after it made some announcements regarding the Coles spin-off. The Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) share price rose 1.6% too.

Oil & gas business Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) shares went down 3.7% after it announced the sale of a stake of one of its assets and downgrading FY19 expectations.

Machine learning business Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) shares fell 4.1%, making it the worst faller in the ASX 200.

Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) fell 0.2% after a potential competitor could cause it trouble in the future in the US.

Finally, one of the top performers in the ASX 200 was gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) – it went up 6.3% 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 Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Appen Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended 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.

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