Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the declined 0.52%.
The best performers of the session on the were Bravura Solutions Ltd (ASX:), which rose 7.18% or 0.270 points to trade at 4.030 at the close. Meanwhile, Ioof Holdings Ltd (ASX:) added 3.55% or 0.250 points to end at 7.300 and Challenger Ltd (ASX:) was up 2.91% or 0.220 points to 7.770 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were St Barbara Ltd (ASX:), which fell 8.99% or 0.250 points to trade at 2.530 at the close. Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 7.29% or 2.330 points to end at 29.650 and Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (ASX:) was down 7.02% or 0.850 points to 11.250.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 630 to 513 and 334 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.93% to 13.447.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.31% or 4.65 to $1493.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $53.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.21 to trade at $59.70 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.11% to 0.6831, while AUD/JPY rose 0.05% to 74.17.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.373.
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