Australia shares decrease at shut of commerce; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.43% By Investing.com
© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S & P / ASX 200 down 0.43%
Investing.com – Australian stocks were lower after Thursday’s close as losses in the, and sectors drove lower prices.
At the close of trading in Sydney, it was down 0.43%.
The best performers from the session on the site Mesoblast Ltd (ASX 🙂 which is up 10.90% or 0.145 points to trade at 1.475 at the close. In the meantime, Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX 🙂 gained 6.89% or 3.83 points to end at 59.38 and Healius Ltd (ASX 🙂 rose 4.97% or 0.250 points to 5.280 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were CSL Ltd (ASX :), which fell 8.16% or 24.27 points to trade at 273.00 at the close. Champion Iron Ltd (ASX 🙂 fell 6.00% or 0.300 points to end at 4.700 and St. Barbara Ltd (ASX 🙂 fell 4.35% or 0.065 points to 1.430.
Rising stocks outpaced declining stocks by 722 to 618 on the Sydney Stock Exchange and 400 ended unchanged.
Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares rose to all-time highs; 6.89% or 3.83 to 59.38. Healius Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares rose to 5-year high; Gain of 4.97% or 0.250 to 5.280.
The one measuring the implied volatility of S&P / ASX 200 options rose 1.50% to 12,827.
Gold futures for February delivery rose 1.19%, or 20.95, to $ 1,785.45 a troy ounce. In commodities trading, crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.24% or 0.88 to $ 71.75 a barrel, while the Brent oil contract rose 1.06% or 0.78 to $ 74.66 a barrel in February .
AUD / USD rose 0.10% to 0.7175 while AUD / JPY rose 0.20% to 81.89.
The US dollar index future lost 0.26% to 96.227.
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