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ALL ORDINARIES finishes higher Friday: 8 ASX 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 0.55% to 6.709.80
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.57% to 6,816.50
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,466.23 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$63.59 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was the Avita Medical Ltd (ASX: AVH) share price, it went up 7.7%.

Another of today’s leading performers was the IPH Ltd (ASX: IPH) share price which went up 5.3%.

Lithium-related businesses have done very well today, the Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price rose by over 5% and the Mineral Resources Limited (ASX: MIN) share price increased by 4.6%.

The share price of Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) dropped 6.9% after the company announced 7-Eleven would not be renewing its contract.

The share price of Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX: MYX) fell 11% after holding its AGM today.

The Straker Translations Ltd (ASX: STG) share price fell 4.2% after it gave its result to the market.

Finally, the share price of Qantas Airways Limited (ASX QAN) rose by 1.6% after the airline announced some positive ACCC news regarding its proposed deal with BP.

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Motley Fool contributor Tristan Harrison has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Straker Translations. 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.