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 0.38% to 6,169.00
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.34% to 6,273.80
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,311.71 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$66.03 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was organic formula business Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) which went up 8.3%.
Shares of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) rose more than 6% today, marking a volatile week for the buy now, pay later company.
The share price of Dicker Data Ltd (ASX: DDR) rose 2.4% after the company reported its result yesterday.
Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX: AHG) shares dropped over 8% today, making it the worst performer in the ASX 200.
ARB Corporation Limited (ASX: ARB) shares rose 5.4% today, making it one of the top performing ASX 200 shares.
It was a pretty rough day for lithium business Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) which fell 5.4%.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Top fund manager reveals 4 ASX tech shares to buy in 2019
- Retail Food Group just posted a half year loss of $111.1 million
- 3 exciting small cap ASX shares to watch in March
- Freedom Foods delivers 27% increase in half year profits: Should you invest?
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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Dicker Data Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and COLESGROUP DEF SET. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended ARB Limited and Automotive Holdings Group Limited. 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.