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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 0.96% to 6,203.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.90% to 6,287.10
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,289.48 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$65.79 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was buy now, pay later company Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) which rose by 3%.

Gold miners had a pretty strong day due to the market falling. The best two performers in the ASX 200 were Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) going up by 1.75% and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) rising 1.7%.

Wind farm company Infigen Energy Ltd (ASX: IFN) saw its share price drop 6.5% on the news it was being ejected from the ASX 200.

The InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) share price was unmoved today because the funeral operator’s shares went into a trading halt because of a capital raising.

Shares of Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) fell 2.1% despite revealing an impressive increase of its funds under management (FUM) during February 2019.

Ardent Leisure Ltd (ASX: ALG) shares fell 5.6% today, making it one of the worst performers in the ASX 200.

Finally, the share price of resource company Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) dropped 5.7% today.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Afterpay shares have recovered their lost ground from yesterday, but that still doesn’t make it a good value buy in my opinion. I’d much rather buy one of these great ASX shares instead.

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