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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.11% to 5,921.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.08% to 6,011.00
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,224.20 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$70.78 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM), the childcare provider went up 11.3%.

Shares of Lendlease Group (ASX: LLC) fell 18.3% due to a negative update regarding its Australian engineering and services business.

The share price of Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) fell 8.4% after VGI made its reply in the ongoing short attack.

Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) fell 6.6% today, ending the turbulent week on a low despite the promising update it gave earlier in the week.

The share price of Adacel Technologies Ltd (ASX: ADA) fell a huge 41.7% after downgrading profit expectations.

Shares of property portal business REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) rose a further 2.7% today after reporting solid revenue growth in its first quarter.

Pharmacy business Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) went up 4.9% today, making it the second best performer in the ASX 200.

Finally, it was negative day for lithium business Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) – it fell 7.2%.

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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 Adacel Technologies Limited and Corporate Travel Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended REA Group 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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