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 0.07% to 6,180.70
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.08% to 6,261.70
- AUD/USD at US 71 cents
- Gold at US$1,289.61 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$68.09 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX: SUL), its share price rose 5.7% today.
At the red end of the ASX, gold miners have dropped with the gold price declining. Shares of Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX: EVN) dropped 3.4% and the Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) share price declined 3.2%.
The volatility continues for Eclipx Group Ltd (ASX: ECX) with investors unsure what to price the company at, it dropped 4.5% today.
Shares of Retail Food Group Limited (ASX: RFG) climbed 5% after the business announced a reprieve for its debt covenants.
The share price of CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) rose 0.9% with the building products company announcing an asset sale.
It was another good day for shareholders of Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG), the share price rose 3%.
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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 Super Retail Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Sky City Entertainment Group 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.