Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.91%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.91%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.91% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.91%.

The best performers of the session on the were Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:), which rose 12.50% or 0.115 points to trade at 1.035 at the close. Meanwhile, CYBG PLC (ASX:) added 9.41% or 0.185 points to end at 2.150 and Brambles Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.82% or 0.640 points to 11.640 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which fell 8.02% or 0.360 points to trade at 4.130 at the close. Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.54% or 0.510 points to end at 8.690 and Metcash Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.76% or 0.140 points to 2.800.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 660 to 473 and 325 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 5.75% to 14.380.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.18% or 2.65 to $1503.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.81% or 0.97 to hit $54.52 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.90% or 1.12 to trade at $60.22 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.24% to 0.6777, while AUD/JPY rose 0.27% to 73.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 98.343.

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