ALL ORDINARIES finishes flat Friday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished flat on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.02% to 5,665.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up slightly to 5,759.60
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,233.25 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$76.28 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was iron miner Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) going up 5.2% with it delivering its quarterly activities report yesterday.

US-based healthcare business ResMed Inc (ASX: RMD) delivered its first quarter profit report, sending the share price 3.6% higher today.

The worst fall in the ASX 200 was the Primary Health Care Limited (ASX: PRY) share price, it dropped 7.7%.

Shares of G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) also registered a heavy fall, it dropped 7.3% today.

Financial services business IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL) dropped 5.2% after reporting its FUMAS yesterday afternoon.

The Challenger Ltd (ASX: CGF) share price fell 4.6% today after the annuity business announced the retirement of CEO Brian Benari.

The share price of AMP Limited (ASX: AMP) fell another 4.8% today as negativity intensifies about the financial business after announcing a major sale yesterday.

Finally, the Carsales.Com Limited (ASX: CAR) share price rose 0.5% after its trading update announcement today.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Challenger Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Limited and ResMed Inc. 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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