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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 shares you missed

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 0.06% to 6,385.60
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.04% to 6,473.20
  • AUD/USD at US 70 cents
  • Gold at US$1,282.04 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$74.15 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited (ASX: SAR) share price which increased by 5.5%.

At the red end of the ASX the Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT) share price fell 11.7% after downgrading its profit guidance for FY19.

The IOOF Holdings Limited (ASX: IFL) share price declined more than 2.5% after updating the market about the latest on the APRA licence conditions.

The share price of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (ASX: DMP) shrank 4.3%, investors may be worried about what the company is about to report about its European operations.

The Accent Group Ltd (ASX: AX1) share price dropped 1.8% as investors learned of a large share sale by the chairman.

The share price of National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) dropped 1.3% despite announcing more acquisitions for its clinic network.

The AP Eagers Ltd (ASX: APE) share price rose 1.5% after announcing a sale and leaseback of three of its properties.

Finally, the share price of Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) rose 1% after receiving a broker upgrade.

Here are some of today’s top stories:

Flight Centre isn’t soaring today, perhaps this is a sign that travel agents are also suffering from the housing downturn. I think these quality ASX income shares could be better picks than Flight Centre at today’s prices.

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Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of Cochlear Ltd. and NATVETCARE FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Flight Centre Travel Group Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Accent Group, Cochlear Ltd., and Domino's Pizza Enterprises 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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