Stock Groups

Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.77% -Breaking


© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.77% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

After the Sydney close, the dropped 1.77% and reached a new six-month low.

Beach Energy Ltd. (ASX) was the best performer of the session, rising 8.811% or 0.115 point to close at 1.420. Platinum Asset Management Ltd. (ASX 🙂 increased 4.66% to 2.47, while AusNet Services Ltd. was up 4.45% to 2.580. Ltd. (ASX) was the worst performer of the session, falling 12.27% or 0.86 point to close at 6.15. Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX) fell 11.28%, or 0.44 points, to finish at 3.46 Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX) fell 11.04%, or 0.185 points, to 1.490.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered those in progress by 1051 to 456, and 360 was unchanged. Ltd. shares (ASX) plunged to 52-week lows. The stock fell 12.27% to 0.86, to 6.15

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 19.02% to 22.061 a new 52-week high.

For February delivery, gold futures were down by 1.08% (or 19.70) to $1810.00 an troy ounce. Other commodities traded included Crude oil, which fell 0.23 or 0.23 in March to reach $87.12/barrel, and April Brent oil, which fell 0.24 or 0.21, to trade at $88.53.

AUD/USD fell 0.58%, to 0.7073. AUD/JPY dropped 0.47%, to 81.17.

At 96.743, the US Dollar Index Futures rose 0.36%.

Disclaimer: Fusion MediaThis website does not provide accurate and current data. CFDs are stocks, indexes or futures. The prices of Forex and CFDs are not supplied by exchanges. They are instead provided by market makers. As such, the prices might not reflect market values and could be incorrect. Fusion Media is not responsible for trading losses that may be incurred as a consequence of the use of this data.

Fusion MediaFusion Media or any other person involved in the website will not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on this information, including charts, buy/sell signals, and data. Trading the financial markets is one of most risky investment options. Please make sure you are fully aware about the costs and risks involved.