Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.05%

This post was originally published on this site
© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.05%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.05% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the gained 1.05%.

The best performers of the session on the were Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 11.18% or 0.56 points to trade at 5.57 at the close. Meanwhile, Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:) added 7.08% or 2.72 points to end at 41.16 and Elders Ltd (ASX:) was up 6.13% or 0.48 points to 8.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Service Stream Ltd (ASX:), which fell 9.09% or 0.250 points to trade at 2.500 at the close. Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.80% or 0.020 points to end at 0.325 and Blackmores Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.84% or 3.65 points to 91.30.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 706 to 495 and 310 ended unchanged.

Shares in Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.08% or 2.72 to 41.16. Shares in Elders Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.13% or 0.48 to 8.31.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 7.93% to 13.398.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.21% or 3.35 to $1559.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.42% or 1.23 to hit $51.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.04% or 1.13 to trade at $56.41 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.19% to 0.6757, while AUD/JPY rose 0.31% to 74.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.175.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.