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.

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