Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.00%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.00%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.00% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the added 1.00%.

The best performers of the session on the were Xero Ltd (ASX:), which rose 9.56% or 6.450 points to trade at 73.950 at the close. Meanwhile, James Hardie Industries PLC (ASX:) added 7.77% or 1.920 points to end at 26.620 and Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:) was up 7.69% or 0.180 points to 2.520 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:), which fell 10.73% or 0.250 points to trade at 2.080 at the close. Flight Centre Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.47% or 2.320 points to end at 40.070 and Pendal Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.05% or 0.250 points to 7.950.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 612 to 532 and 338 ended unchanged.

Shares in Xero Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 9.56% or 6.450 to 73.950. Shares in James Hardie Industries PLC (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 7.77% or 1.920 to 26.620.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 5.56% to 10.937 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.30 to $1492.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $56.34 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $61.72 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.16% to 0.6871, while AUD/JPY fell 0.37% to 74.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.835.

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