ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.03% to 5,862.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.03% to 5,935.30
  • AUD/USD at US 72 cents
  • Gold at US$1,317.62 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$61.89 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS), it rose by 6.2%.

Shares of Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) fell 2.2% as it was revealed that it had taken a 19.9% stake, at a cost of $60 million, of charter operator Alliance Aviation Services Ltd (ASX: AQZ). The Alliance Aviation share price rose 8.7% in response.

The WiseTech Global Ltd (ASX: WTC) share price rose by 1.6% after announcing the acquisition of Norwegian-based customs management solutions provider Systema.

Shares of Healthscope Ltd (ASX: HSO) rose by 3.8% after announcing it was proceeding with the Brookfield takeover offer.

It has been a terrible week for the Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) share price, which fell another 8% today.

The share price of Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) ended the day down 0.3% after the glove company announced the acquisition of Ringers Gloves for US$70 million.

Finally, the Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX: RWC) share price fell 2.3% today after re-affirming its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) guidance for FY19.

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