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 0.05% to 5,939.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.12% to 6,042.80
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,228.47 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$79.69 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY), its share price rose 6.4%.
Investment conglomerate Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL) rose another 4.9% today, continuing a remarkable run since March.
The share price of former market darling Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) fell another 3.5% today on worries on the consequences of a Senate inquiry.
Shares of MNF Group Ltd (ASX: MNF) fell 2.7% after announcing a share purchase plan for shareholders.
The worse fall in the ASX 200 came from Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL), it fell 5.4%.
Finally, Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX: TWE) gave up most of its gains from yesterday, it dropped 3.7% today.
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- Chinese growth slows, tariffs start to bite
- Aussies are among the richest people in the world, says Credit Suisse
- 5 lessons growth investors can learn from the Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:APT) experience
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended MNF Group Limited and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Treasury Wine Estates 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.