(C) Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.43%
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.43%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (ASX:TWE), which rose 6.40% or 0.660 points to trade at 10.970 at the close. Meanwhile, Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:SLR) added 6.01% or 0.085 points to end at 1.500 and Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:JHG) was up 5.23% or 1.95 points to 39.22 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Zip Co Ltd (ASX:Z1P), which fell 6.69% or 0.64 points to trade at 8.92 at the close. Kogan.com Ltd (ASX:KGN) declined 5.03% or 0.69 points to end at 13.03 and Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX:SIQ) was down 4.63% or 0.31 points to 6.39.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 738 to 583 and 362 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 9.68% to 18.222 a new 3-months high.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.18% or 3.10 to $1695.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.54% or 1.02 to hit $67.11 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.56% or 1.08 to trade at $70.44 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.14% to 0.7675, while AUD/JPY fell 0.04% to 83.23.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 92.198.
Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.43%
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