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