Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.35% By

Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.35%
© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.35% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.35%.

The best performers of the session on the were AusNet Services Ltd (ASX:), which rose 9.75% or 0.230 points to trade at 2.590 at the close. Meanwhile, Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:) added 5.05% or 2.59 points to end at 53.92 and Champion Iron Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.24% or 0.190 points to 4.670 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were APA Group (ASX:), which fell 4.73% or 0.420 points to trade at 8.460 at the close. Nickel Mines Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.52% or 0.045 points to end at 0.950 and Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:) was down 3.92% or 2.30 points to 56.42.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 840 to 564 and 391 ended unchanged.

Shares in AusNet Services Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 9.75% or 0.230 to 2.590. Shares in APA Group (ASX:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.73% or 0.420 to 8.460. Shares in Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.05% or 2.59 to 53.92.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 7.50% to 13.348.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 3.45 to $1760.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.27% or 0.89 to hit $71.03 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.03% or 0.76 to trade at $74.68 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.31% to 0.7272, while AUD/JPY rose 0.56% to 79.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.220.

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