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 0.34% to 6,071.50
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.37% to 6,136.20
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,310.44 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$61.19 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was News Corp (ASX: NWS), the international media business released its second quarter and half year result to 31 December 2018.
It wasn’t such a good day for shareholders of REA Group Limited (ASX: REA) which declined by more than 5% after announcing its December 2018 half-year result. The Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX: DHG) share price also fell 6.3% in response to warnings by REA Group of a slower second half.
The Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) share price fell by 9.7% today, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.
Shares of CYBG Plc (ASX: CYB) also dropped by 5.3%, marking a volatile week for the UK-based bank.
The share price of Gentrack Group Ltd (ASX: GTK) went up by 4% today after announcing another important UK contract win.
Finally, the share price of Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) rose 2.4%, it was a pretty good day for gold shares with the share market dropping.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- My take on the NAB leadership changes
- These Australian REIT share prices look set to end the week higher
- Why the Titomic share price is up 5% after securing patents
- UBS says take profit on this market darling as its share price hits a record high
NAB has lost both of its most important leadership positions. It goes to show that businesses need to do good for the whole of society these days, not just shareholders. These high-quality ASX shares have very well-respected leaders who are generating good returns for their companies.
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