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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.39%

Published 08/25/2021, 03:45 AM
© Reuters.  Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.39%
- – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT, Metals & Mining and Resources sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:WTC), which rose 28.45% or 10.30 points to trade at 46.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Appen Ltd (ASX:APX) added 8.73% or 1.11 points to end at 13.82 and Hub24 Ltd (ASX:HUB) was up 8.49% or 2.37 points to 30.27 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Reece Ltd (ASX:REH), which fell 10.80% or 2.70 points to trade at 22.30 at the close. Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd (ASX:NEC) declined 9.73% or 0.290 points to end at 2.690 and Seven Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:SVW) was down 7.56% or 1.730 points to 21.150.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 807 to 554 and 398 ended unchanged.

Shares in Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:WTC) rose to all time highs; up 28.45% or 10.30 to 46.50. Shares in Hub24 Ltd (ASX:HUB) rose to all time highs; up 8.49% or 2.37 to 30.27.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 8.21% to 10.895.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.71% or 12.85 to $1795.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.22% or 0.15 to hit $67.39 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.15 to trade at $70.26 a barrel.

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AUD/USD was down 0.10% to 0.7250, while AUD/JPY rose 0.03% to 79.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.998.

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