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.
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.
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:
- 5 reasons the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) share price could be a buy
- These were the best performers on the ASX 200 in November
- Why this lithium miner’s shares have stormed higher today
- Sydney’s house price falls accelerate in November, expert tips 15% fall in total
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