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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher 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 higher on Friday.

Here’s a short recap of the Australian market:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) higher 0.50% to 5,879.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.53% to 5,941.20
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,291.88 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.83 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT), the buy now, pay later business’ share price increased 13% after giving another business development update.

The share price of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX: CCP) rose 5.3% today, making it among the top performers.

Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) shares also rose by 5%, the ASX technology sector had an impressive green day.

Shares of Kogan.Com Ltd (ASX: KGN) rose another 15% today as investors were excited by what the online retailer announced yesterday.

The share price of Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd (ASX: SYD) fell nearly 3% after the airport operator reported that domestic passengers dropped in December 2018 compared to the prior corresponding year.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) shares rose 0.6% despite Australia’s biggest bank detailing some costs that will be recognised in the upcoming profit report.

The Rio Tinto Limited (ASX: RIO) share price went up 0.3% after reporting its December 2018 production report.

Finally, Clean TeQ Holdings Limited (ASX: CLQ) shares fell 5% due to announcing its quarterly activities and cashflow report.

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