© Reuters. Australia's shares higher at close of trade; S & P / ASX 200 increased by 0.25%
Investing.com – Australian stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as sector and sector earnings led to higher stocks.
At the close in Sydney, the value rose by 0.25% and reached a new all-time high.
The best performers of the session on were Southern Cross Media Group Ltd (ASX :), which rose 13.91% or 0.105 points to trade at 0.860 at the close. Meanwhile, Perpetual Ltd (ASX 🙂 added 11.15% or 4.74 points to end at 47.27 and Smartgroup Corporation Ltd. (ASX 🙂 rose 9.52% or 0.64 points to 7.36 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wisetech Global Ltd. (ASX :), which fell 11.78% or 2.52 points to trade at 18.88 at the close. Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX 🙂 declined 6.33% or 0.24 points to end at 3.55. Iress Ltd (ASX 🙂 fell 5.74% or 0.78 points to 12.80.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 633 to 560 and 328 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
Perpetual Ltd (ASX 🙂 shares rose to 52-week highs; Increase by 11.15% or 4.74 to 47.27.
The value, which measures the implied volatility of S&P / ASX 200 options, rose 3.22% to 12.394.
Gold futures for delivery in April fell 0.11% or 1.75 to $ 1610.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, the crude oil for delivery rose 0.64% or 0.34 to $ 53.83 a barrel in April, while the Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or $ 0.26 to 59 in April, $ 38 a barrel rose.
AUD / USD fell 0.41% to 0.6647, while AUD / JPY fell 0.29% to 74.11.
The US dollar index futures rose 0.05% to 99,642.
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