Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.80%
© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.80%
Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the fell 0.80%.
The best performers of the session on the were Mesoblast Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.98% or 0.06 points to trade at 0.98 at the close. Meanwhile, Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) added 4.78% or 0.50 points to end at 10.96 and Kogan.com Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.43% or 0.11 points to 3.32 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Iluka Resources Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.33% or 0.63 points to trade at 9.33 at the close. Megaport Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.82% or 0.42 points to end at 8.29 and Champion Iron Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.76% or 0.26 points to 5.20.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 743 to 509 and 398 ended unchanged.
Shares in Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 4.78% or 0.50 to 10.96.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 0.65% to 18.85.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.08% or 1.40 to $1,719.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.24% or 0.21 to hit $88.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.24 to trade at $94.66 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.16% to 0.64, while AUD/JPY fell 0.05% to 92.93.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 112.06.