ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 8 shares you missed

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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 0.09% to 5,730.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.04% to 5,822.80
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,214.50 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.20 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: CGC), its share price went up nearly 12% today after announcing a citrus fruit acquisition.

Another share that rose strongly today was Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) which increase 8.5% after its AGM and a technology presentation.

The Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) share price rocketed 10.3% today, making it one of the strongest performers today.

UK bank CYBG plc (ASX: CYB) dropped 8.2% today on worries that Brexit may not go according to plan.

Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) shares fell 3.1% after it updated the market about the low-balance superannuation funds it administers.

The share price of G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) rose 5.6% after giving investors a positive trading update yesterday regarding its occupancy levels.

The Mesoblast limited (ASX: MSB) share price dropped 2.8% after revealing its result for the September 2018 quarter.

Finally, the Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) share price dropped 2.2% after shareholders vote to approval the demerger of Coles.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of Altium and COSTA GRP FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended COSTA GRP FPO and Wesfarmers Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Altium. 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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