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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.37%

Published 02/14/2022, 02:45 AM
Updated 02/14/2022, 02:45 AM
© Reuters.  Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.37%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Gold, Energy and Utilities sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:BPT), which rose 9.43% or 0.140 points to trade at 1.625 at the close. Meanwhile, Regis Resources Ltd (ASX:RRL) added 8.15% or 0.150 points to end at 1.990 and Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:EVN) was up 7.90% or 0.29 points to 3.96 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL), which fell 6.31% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.41 at the close. Omni Bridgeway Ltd (ASX:OBL) declined 5.90% or 0.20 points to end at 3.19 and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:PLS) was down 5.59% or 0.180 points to 3.040.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 997 to 489 and 331 ended unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.84% to 16.959.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.75% or 13.80 to $1855.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.37% or 1.28 to hit $94.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.23% or 1.16 to trade at $95.60 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.13% to 0.7126, while AUD/JPY fell 0.14% to 82.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.040.

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