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.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- com, Inc guidance disappoints and shares crash lower in after hours trade
- It’s confirmed: Geoff Wilson’s WAM pitches to manage Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Ltd (ASX:BAF)
- Why Amaysim Australia Ltd (ASX:AYS) shares are zooming higher today
- Vita Group Limited (ASX:VTG) shares rocket higher on half year guidance update
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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 carsales.com 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.