Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.14%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.14%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.14% – 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 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nearmap Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.93% or 0.150 points to trade at 2.680 at the close. Meanwhile, Cooper Energy Ltd (ASX:) added 4.55% or 0.025 points to end at 0.575 and Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.35% or 1.160 points to 27.820 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Southern Cross Media Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 18.61% or 0.215 points to trade at 0.940 at the close. Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.43% or 0.12 points to end at 1.75 and Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.92% or 0.250 points to 3.970.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 622 to 526 and 329 ended unchanged.

Shares in Southern Cross Media Group Ltd (ASX:) fell to 3-years lows; falling 18.61% or 0.215 to 0.940. Shares in Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 4.35% or 1.160 to 27.820.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 5.19% to 13.313.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.28% or 4.15 to $1493.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.58% or 0.31 to hit $53.28 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.61% or 0.36 to trade at $58.99 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.01% to 0.6774, while AUD/JPY fell 0.03% to 73.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 98.037.

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