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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 2.10% By


© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 2.10% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the lost 2.10% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were AusNet Services Ltd (ASX:), which rose 19.19% or 0.380 points to trade at 2.360 at the close. Meanwhile, Nufarm Ltd (ASX:) added 2.05% or 0.09 points to end at 4.49 and Auckland International Airport Ltd (ASX:) was up 1.10% or 0.08 points to 7.33 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Champion Iron Ltd (ASX:), which fell 12.33% or 0.630 points to trade at 4.480 at the close. Lynas Rare Earths Ltd (ASX:) declined 11.80% or 0.890 points to end at 6.650 and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:) was down 9.61% or 0.220 points to 2.070.

The Sydney Stock Exchange saw falling stocks surpass advancing by 1266 to 248, while 311 ended the same.

AusNet Services Ltd. (ASX:), shares rose 19.19%, or 0.380 to 2.360.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 20.22% to 14.430 a new 3-months high.

For December delivery, Gold Futures rose 0.07% to $1752.65 per troy-ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, which fell 0.82 or 1.14% to reach $71.00/barrel, and November Brent oil, which fell 0.71 or 0.94% to settle at $74.63/barrel.

AUD/USD dropped 0.35% at 0.7240 while AUD/JPY declined 0.51% at 79.49.

US Dollar Index Futures rose 0.18% to 93.343.

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