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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 0.59% to 6,365.30
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.67% to 6,460.20
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,288.13 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$72.67 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the NRW Holdings Limited (ASX: NWH) share price which rose over 10% thanks to a large contract win.

At the opposite end of the ASX 200 was the St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) share price which fell 12% after coming out of a trading halt due to its capital raising.

The share price of Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (ASX: VAH) dropped 5.4% as the airline released a disappointing trading update.

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) share price fell 3.3% as the bank fell foul of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

The share price of Citadel Group Ltd (ASX: CGL) fell almost 40% as investors were dismayed by what the software business announced earlier today about FY19 expectations.

The BWX Ltd (ASX: BWX) share price dropped a further 4.7% as investors punished the natural beauty business for its latest profit downgrade yesterday.

It was a negative day for all the banks like Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) which saw its share price fall 0.7% as investors learned it may not be planning to lower costs as expected.

Finally, the share price of iSignthis Ltd (ASX: ISX) jumped 24.7% after holding its annual general meeting.

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 and has recommended BWX Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Citadel 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.

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