Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.29%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.29%© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.29% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the fell 0.29%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:), which rose 3.76% or 0.390 points to trade at 10.750 at the close. Meanwhile, Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX:) added 3.66% or 0.120 points to end at 3.400 and Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.57% or 0.020 points to 0.580 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.69% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.74 at the close. Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.04% or 0.170 points to end at 3.200 and Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.15% or 0.140 points to 3.230.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 645 to 499 and 337 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 2.54% to 10.948.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.39% or 5.65 to $1451.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.42% or 0.24 to hit $57.10 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.48% or 0.30 to trade at $62.48 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.6855, while AUD/JPY rose 0.29% to 74.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 98.070.

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