© Reuters. Australian Indices Close Higher; S & P / ASX 200 up 0.43%
Investing.com – The Australian Stock Exchange closed higher on Thursday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Sydney, 0.43% added. The best performers of the session on the was Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX :), which rose 14.98% or 4.76 points to trade at 36.53 at the close. Meanwhile, Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX :), advanced 9.74%, or 10.74 points, to close at 121.00, and Incitec Pivot Ltd (ASX :), which was up 5.46%, or 0.130 points , until dismissing the session at 2,510. The worst performer of the session was Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX :), which fell 4.91%, or 0.160 points, to trade at 3.100 at the close. Abacus Property Group (ASX 🙂 fell 4.48%, 0.13 points, to close at 2.77 and Premier Investments Ltd (ASX 🙂 fell 3.83%, 0.97 points, to 24, 38. Rising stocks outnumbered those that fell on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 718 to 583 and 366 ended unchanged. Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; gaining 14.98% or 4.76 to 36.53. The, which measures the implied volatility of S & P / ASX 200 options, was down 4.33% to 13.617. Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.03% or 19.10 to $ 1835.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in the commodity trade, crude oil for February delivery rose 0.34% or 0.18 to $ 53.09 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract was up 0.21% or 0.12 to trade at $ 56.18 a barrel. AUD / USD was up 0.32% to 0.7757, while AUD / JPY was up 0.50% to 80.70. US Dollar Index futures were up 0.03% to 90.362.