Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.54%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.54%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.54% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the were CYBG PLC (ASX:), which rose 12.09% or 0.260 points to trade at 2.410 at the close. Meanwhile, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd (ASX:) added 7.02% or 1.120 points to end at 17.080 and Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was up 6.88% or 0.240 points to 3.730 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:), which fell 9.18% or 0.095 points to trade at 0.940 at the close. Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd (ASX:) declined 8.33% or 0.310 points to end at 3.410 and Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 7.76% or 0.090 points to 1.070.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 647 to 511 and 346 ended unchanged.

Shares in Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 7.02% or 1.120 to 17.080.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 2.35% to 14.042.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.21% or 3.15 to $1491.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.17% or 0.64 to hit $54.06 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.24% or 0.75 to trade at $59.76 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.16% to 0.6776, while AUD/JPY fell 0.12% to 73.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 98.175.

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