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ALL ORDINARIES 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 0.46% to 6,167.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.44% to 6,241.90
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,324.96 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$66.92 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC), its share price rose 11.8% with the funeral operator saying conditions may be returning to normal in its 2018 full-year result.

The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price has soared another 8.4% today after yesterday’s huge rise.

Car dealership business Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) went up 8.8% after reporting its half-year figures.

Natural beauty business BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX) saw its share price grow 30.4% today due to what the company revealed in its profit announcements.

The Village Roadshow Ltd (ASX: VRL) share price rose by 1.9% after reporting its December 2018 result.

Shares of iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) plunged another 15.4% with the media monitoring company sharing its December 2018 half-year result.

Online retailer Kogan.Com Ltd (ASX: KGN) reported its result, which left its share price lower by 0.2% today.

Finally, Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) shares declined by 5% after the drug business reported its result to shareholders.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Investors were dying to get their hands on InvoCare shares today, but these top ASX stocks could now be the ones to own in your portfolio.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison owns shares of BWX Limited and InvoCare Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Automotive Holdings Group Limited, InvoCare Limited, iSentia Group Ltd, ltd, and Webjet Ltd. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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