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 0.33% to 6,523.10
- ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.32% to 6,614.30
- AUD/USD at US 68 cents
- Gold at US$1,494.96 an ounce
- Brent Oil at US$60.27 a barrel
The best-performing ASX 200 share today was the Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) share price, it climbed 10.5% in reaction to the release of the full year result today.
The share price of Viva Energy Reit Ltd (ASX: VVR) went up 4.8% today after the release of its result yesterday.
The Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX: SGM) share price was another top performer thanks to its FY19 result.
Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) suffered a share price fall of 7.2% today, making it one of the worst declines in the ASX 200.
The South32 Ltd (ASX: S32) share price dropped by 6.5% today after reporting its result yesterday.
Big four ASX bank National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX: NAB) is the target of ASIC, which sent its share price lower by 0.2%.
Here are some of today’s top stories:
- Wesfarmers pulls the plug on its $1.5 billion Lynas takeover
- Why you should look at Sonic Healthcare shares for long-term growth
- Results: Iress delivers stable half-year performance
- Is the iron ore price set to crash to US$50 a tonne?
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