The Motley Fool

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 0.25% to 6,584.40
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.32% to 6,663.40
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,502.78 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$57.49 a barrel

The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the James Hardie Industries plc (ASX: JHX) share price which rose by 14% with investors impressed by what it reported.

Investors were also pleased by yesterday’s result reveal and the strategy of AMP Limited (ASX: AMP), sending the share price higher by 11.6%.

The lithium mining sector had another strong day, sending the share price of Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) up by 10.3%.

Despite the rapidly rising gold price, gold miners actually had a negative day. The Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) share price dropped by 3.2%.

The market was impressed by the FY19 report released by REA Group Limited (ASX: REA), its share price rose by 5.6%.

An inquiry into Crown Resorts Ltd (ASX: CWN) was announced yesterday, causing the share price to fall by 1.3% today.

The share price of Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) ended the day up 6.1% as it announced Afterpay Day for the US market.

Finally, the share price of Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) rose 0.6% after the class action against UGL reached conditional settlement.

Here are some of today’s top stories:    

NEW. The Motley Fool AU Releases Five Cheap and Good Stocks to Buy for 2020 and beyond!….

Our experts here at The Motley Fool Australia have just released a fantastic report, detailing 5 dirt cheap shares that you can buy in 2020.

One stock is an Australian internet darling with a rock solid reputation and an exciting new business line that promises years (or even decades) of growth… while trading at an ultra-low price…

Another is a diversified conglomerate trading over 40% off its high, all while offering a fully franked dividend yield over 3%...

Plus 3 more cheap bets that could position you to profit over the next 12 months!

See for yourself now. Simply click here or the link below to scoop up your FREE copy and discover all 5 shares. But you will want to hurry – this free report is available for a brief time only.


Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Crown Resorts Limited. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended REA Group 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.