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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 ASX shares you missed

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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 0.87% to 6.793.70
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.85% to 6,898.90
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,464.27 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.48 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Graincorp Ltd (ASX: GNC) share price which rose by 11.5% after the company received the news that the ACCC will not oppose the proposed sale of Bulk Liquid Terminals.

The share price of Link Administration Holdings Ltd (ASX: LNK) increased by 4.5% after the company held its AGM today.

Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX: APT) saw its share price rise by another 4.2% today after the company’s business update earlier in the week.

The G8 Education Ltd (ASX: GEM) share price dropped another 6.6% today after the company’s profit downgrade.

The Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Co. Ltd (ASX: SOL) share price dropped almost 3% today after going ex-dividend.

Waste management business Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX: BIN) saw its share price rise another 4.3% after the company’s positive market update earlier this week.

The share price of Sigma Healthcare Ltd (ASX: SIG) fell by 0.7% after announcing a new distribution agreement.

Finally, the share price of Freedom Foods Group Ltd (ASX: FNP) dropped by 4.8% after holding its AGM today.

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Tristan Harrison owns shares of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of AFTERPAY T FPO and Link Administration Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Freedom Foods Group Limited and Link Administration Holdings 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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