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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.25% -Breaking


© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.25% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

The index fell by 1.25% at the Sydney close to reach a 3-month low.

These were the best performers of the session Xero Ltd (ASX:) rose 4.03%, or 3.21 point to trade at 82.93 by the close. Healius Ltd. (ASX 🙂 increased 2.13% to 3.84, while James Hardie Industries PLC. (ASX 🙂 was up 1.66 percent or 0.57 to 34.87 late trade.

These were the worst performers of the session. Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:) fell by 5.79%, or 0.14 point to close at 2.28. Sims Metal Management Ltd. (ASX) fell 5.75%, or 1.06 point to close at 17.39. Lynas rare earths Ltd. (ASX) dropped 5.72%, or 0.52 points, to 8.57.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered those in progress by 1102 to 334 and 373 ending unchanged.

Pointsbet Holdings Ltd. (ASX) shares fell 52 weeks ago to their lowest point.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 4.75% to 17.85.

For August delivery, Gold Futures fell 0.19% to $1.849.30 an troy ounce. In commodities trading, crude oil fell 0.68 or 0.56% to reach $120.83 per barrel in July, and the August Brent oil contract dropped 0.68 or 0.55% to trade at $122.39 per barrel.

AUD/USD remained unchanged at 0.71, with AUD/JPY falling 0.08% at 95.25.

At 103.07, the US Dollar Index Futures fell 0.14%.