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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 10 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 0.69% to 5,467.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.71% to 5,533.30
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,258.88 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$54.70 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) which saw its share price rise by 6.4% thanks to the declining share market. Other gold miners also got a boost including Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) which went up by 3.7%.

Shares of Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) rose by 5.8% after the private hospital business gave a takeover update to the market.

It was another tough day for lithium miners which are reeling after yesterday’s disappointing price announcement by Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) which saw its share price fall another 11% today. The Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price also dropped 8.7%.

Another ASX 200 share heavily in the red today was Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX: VEA), it fell 6.8% due to a reduced refinery margin.

Vista Group International Ltd (ASX: VGL) shares fell by 5.3% despite revealing a potentially blockbuster deal with Odeon, the European cinema chain.

The Integrated Research Limited (ASX: IRI) share price dropped by nearly 6% after announcing that its CFO would become the interim CEO.

Another share to drop significantly was WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) which fell 5.7% partly due to the Chairman selling some shares on the market.

Finally, the Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) share price declined by 4.3% after revealing what the cost is from the recent Sydney hailstorm.

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