Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the added 0.07% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:), which rose 11.17% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.095 at the close. Meanwhile, Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:) added 5.33% or 0.490 points to end at 9.690 and oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.74% or 0.120 points to 2.650 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX:), which fell 12.80% or 0.580 points to trade at 3.950 at the close. Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.15% or 0.080 points to end at 1.220 and GWA Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.32% or 0.130 points to 2.880.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 623 to 538 and 358 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.35% to 11.540.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.14% or 2.15 to $1493.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.48% or 0.27 to hit $55.54 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.91% or 0.56 to trade at $61.01 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.24% to 0.6855, while AUD/JPY rose 0.29% to 74.70.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.583.
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