Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the declined 0.41%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nufarm Ltd (ASX:), which rose 26.46% or 1.180 points to trade at 5.640 at the close. Meanwhile, Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:) added 6.23% or 0.220 points to end at 3.750 and Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.00% or 0.020 points to 0.520 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Webjet Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.30% or 0.490 points to trade at 10.910 at the close. NIB Holdings (ASX:) declined 3.57% or 0.270 points to end at 7.300 and Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.07% or 0.045 points to 1.420.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 642 to 524 and 369 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 3.06% to 13.163.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.63% or 9.55 to $1496.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $55.80 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.16 to trade at $60.88 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.16% to 0.6754, while AUD/JPY fell 0.24% to 72.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 98.745.
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