© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.60%
Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the added 0.60%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nuix Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.93% or 0.08 points to trade at 1.43 at the close. Meanwhile, Iluka Resources Ltd (ASX:) added 5.45% or 0.55 points to end at 10.64 and Atlas Arteria (ASX:) was up 5.23% or 0.36 points to 7.24 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Megaport Ltd (ASX:), which fell 8.06% or 1.14 points to trade at 13.00 at the close. Abacus Property Group (ASX:) declined 5.90% or 0.21 points to end at 3.35 and Mesoblast Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.76% or 0.06 points to 1.20.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 836 to 527 and 410 ended unchanged.
Shares in Atlas Arteria (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.23% or 0.36 to 7.24.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.30% to 15.49.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.42% or 8.25 to $1,934.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.27% or 1.31 to hit $104.29 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.95 to trade at $107.59 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.27% to 0.74, while AUD/JPY rose 0.53% to 87.91.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 98.12.
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