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ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Friday: 9 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 0.55% to 6,456.00
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.59% to 6,545.60
  • AUD/USD at US 69 cents
  • Gold at US$1,284.51 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$68.34 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) share price which rose around 3.5% with a broker upgrade.

Aged care business Estia Health Ltd’s (ASX: EHE) share price declined 3% in reaction to it downgrading profit expectations for FY19.

The worst performer in the ASX 200 was the Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) share price which dropped 6.5% on worries about the lithium price. Fellow lithium miner Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) also saw its share price decline 5.7%.

Oil businesses took a battering after a swift decline of the oil price. The Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) share price fell over 5%.

The share price of Advance Nanotek Ltd (ASX: ANO) jumped another 20.4% on exciting expectations for FY20.

The Gentrack Group Ltd (ASX: GTK) share price dropped 3.5% after the software company reported its March 2019 result.

Finally, the share price of Corporate Travel Management Ltd (ASX: CTD) dropped almost 5% on rumours it could merge with Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX: FLT), which saw its share price rise by 0.4%.

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 Corporate Travel Management Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Ansell Ltd. and GENTRACK FPO NZ. 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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