ALL ORDINARIES (All Ords) finishes higher Friday: 8 shares you missed

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.42% to 5,681.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.37% to 5,757.90
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,238.00 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$59.65 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was casino operator Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX: SGR), its share price rose by 5.3%.

It was a terrible day for IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL), its share price plunged 36% after announcing APRA was seeking to punish most of the IOOF management team. The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) share price rose 0.2% in response to the IOOF developments.

The Coles Group Limited (ASX: COL) share price rose 4.1% today, making it one of the top-performing ASX blue chips.

Shares of Origin Energy Ltd (ASX: ORG) went up 3.1% after holding an investor day and criticising the government’s policies.

The share price of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL) rose 3.4%, it held its AGM today re-iterating how well it has done in recent years.

Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX: ABC) shares dropped 9.5% after surprising the market with a profit downgrade with projects in South Australia and Western Australia not going as well as hoped.

Finally, the Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX: JIN) share price finished the day up 3.7% after giving guidance about what the December half-year result is likely to show.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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