Australian Indices Close Higher; S & P / ASX 200 Up 0.44% By Investing.com

© Reuters.  Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.51%

© Reuters. Australian Indices Close Higher; S & P / ASX 200 up 0.44%

Investing.com – The Australian Stock Exchange closed higher on Wednesday; gains in, and sectors drove indices higher. At the close in Sydney, it was up 0.44%. The best performers of the session on the was Downer Edi Ltd (ASX :), which rose 7.33% or 0.390 points to trade at 5.710 at the close. Meanwhile, Kogan.com Ltd (ASX :), advanced 7.13%, or 0.72 points, to close at 10.82, and Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX :), which rose 4.96%, or 0.130 points, until dismissing the session at 2,750. The worst performers for the session were Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX :), which fell 9.22% or 0.165 points to 1.625 at the close. St Barbara Ltd (ASX 🙂 was down 7.88% or 0.160 points to close at 1,870 and Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX 🙂 was down 6.30% or 0.080 points to 1,190. Shares on the downside outnumbered those moving up on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 682 to 675 and 375 ended unchanged. St Barbara Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares fell to 52-week lows; losing 7.88% or 0.160 to 1.870. Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares rose to 5-year highs; increasing 4.96% or 0.130 to 2.750. The, which measures the implied volatility of S & P / ASX 200 options, was up 3.49% to 11.912. Gold futures for June delivery fell 0.61% or 10.85 to $ 1,767.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in the commodities trade, crude oil for June delivery rose 0.29% or 0.18 to $ 63.12 a barrel, while July’s Brent oil contract was up 0.23% or 0.15 to trade at $ 66.02 a barrel. AUD / USD was down 0.32% to 0.7739, while AUD / JPY was down 0.04% to 84.35. US Dollar Index futures were up 0.17% to 91.047.

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