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 1.58% to 5,667.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.48% to 5,749.30
  • AUD/USD at US 73 cents
  • Gold at US$1,224.12 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$59.65 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was retirement village operator Aveo Group (ASX: AOG), its share price rose 4.3% after giving investors a strategic review update.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) shares rose by another 4%, marking the end of a very strong week for the buy now, pay later business.

It wasn’t a good day for Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCL) as its share price fell nearly 14.5% after holding its AGM and saying it wasn’t a good year for SPC.

Shares of Myer Holdings Ltd (ASX: MYR) rose 5.8% today after holding its own AGM and outlining its progress regarding turning things round.

The Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund Ltd (ASX: BAF) share price is up 6% today with it seemingly on track for management by WAM after the other competitor pulled out.

Gold miner St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) saw its share price rise 4.2%, making it one of the best performers today in the ASX 200.

Coles Group Ltd (ASX: COL) shares fell 5.5% with Fairfax media reporting that Amazon was selling products than the supermarkets at a cheaper price.

Finally, the Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) share price dropped another 7%, making it the second biggest fall in the ASX 200.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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