Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.45%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.45%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.45% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.45%.

The best performers of the session on the were Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 8.04% or 0.045 points to trade at 0.605 at the close. Meanwhile, Collins Foods Ltd (ASX:) added 5.03% or 0.500 points to end at 10.440 and Hub24 Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.22% or 0.470 points to 11.610 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:), which fell 3.72% or 0.035 points to trade at 0.905 at the close. Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.32% or 0.040 points to end at 1.165 and Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.24% or 0.035 points to 1.045.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 562 to 550 and 358 ended unchanged.

Shares in Collins Foods Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; gaining 5.03% or 0.500 to 10.440.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 2.77% to 14.896.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.54% or 8.15 to $1496.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.91% or 0.48 to hit $53.23 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.87% or 0.51 to trade at $58.86 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.35% to 0.6754, while AUD/JPY rose 0.43% to 72.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 98.623.

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