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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 0.07% to 6,175.20
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.03% to 6,265.10
  • AUD/USD at US 71 cents
  • Gold at US$1,298.91 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$67.22 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was heavy rental equipment business Emeco Holdings Limited (ASX: EHL) which rose 6.4%.

Shares of Perpetual Limited (ASX: PPT) fell 5.8% after answering a price and volume query.

Bellamy’s Australia Ltd (ASX: BAL) shares rose 4.1% today, it is been a strong month for the organic infant formula company so far.

The A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) share price ended the day down 2.3%, with a supplier’s announcement a possible cause.

Gold miners had a rough day today with the gold price declining. The worst of the falls belonged to Regis Resources Limited (ASX: RRL) which dropped 4.3% and shares of Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) declined 3.6%.

The worst performer of the day in the ASX 200 was Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX: SYR) which declined 6.1% after yesterday’s gains.

Finally, the Freelancer Ltd (ASX: FLN) share price rose 1.25% after announcing a joint service with Arrow Electronics.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

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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 A2 Milk. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Freelancer 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.

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