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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 0.04% to 7,090.50
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) higher 0.06% to 7,203.20
  • AUD/USD at US 68 cents
  • Gold at US$1,560.88 an ounce
  • Brent Oil at US$62.30 a barrel

One of the best-performing ASX 200 shares today was Downer EDI Limited (ASX: DOW), it went up 6% – recovering some of the decline from earlier in the week.

The share price of Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX: NWL) was another to recover today, it jumped 5.1% after yesterday’s decline.

Investors also saw value in the Cimic Group Ltd (ASX: CIM) share price, it rose 3.7% today after its painful decline earlier due to a write-off.

Hail and bushfires has caused the Insurance Australia Group Ltd (ASX: IAG) share price to fall 5.4% after giving an update.

The announcement of a new CEO and Managing Director sent the share price of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX: GMA) up by 0.3%.

The share price of Village Roadshow Ltd (ASX: VRL) rose 4.4% after the entertainment business received a second takeover offer.

Virtus Health Ltd (ASX: VRT) saw its share price rise over 3% after announcing who its new CEO is.

Finally, the share price of Phoslock Environmental Technologies Ltd (ASX: PET) fell 3% after giving an update about the Chinese coronavirus situation.

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 Insurance Australia Group Limited and Netwealth. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Virtus Health 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.

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