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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.48%

Published 01/26/2024, 12:30 AM
© Reuters Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.48%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Metals & Mining, Resources and Materials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.48%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Kogan.com Ltd (ASX:KGN), which rose 8.37% or 0.42 points to trade at 5.44 at the close. Meanwhile, Mineral Resources Ltd (ASX:MIN) added 7.07% or 3.92 points to end at 59.39 and Resmed Inc DRC (ASX:RMD) was up 6.36% or 1.70 points to 28.45 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP), which fell 31.05% or 17.79 points to trade at 39.51 at the close. Worley Ltd (ASX:WOR) declined 4.55% or 0.72 points to end at 15.12 and Appen Ltd (ASX:APX) was down 4.48% or 0.02 points to 0.32.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 8 to 7 and 25 ended unchanged.

Shares in Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) fell to 3-years lows; losing 31.05% or 17.79 to 39.51.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 3.46% to 10.45.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.17% or 3.35 to $2,021.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.71% or 0.55 to hit $76.81 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.40 to trade at $82.03 a barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY rose 0.17% to 97.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 103.34.

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