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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.49%

Published 06/10/2024, 02:30 AM
© Reuters.  Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.49%
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Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Gold, Consumer Discretionary and Metals & Mining sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG), which rose 7.34% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.58 at the close. Meanwhile, St Barbara Ltd (ASX:SBM) added 6.38% or 0.02 points to end at 0.25 and Idp Education Ltd (ASX:IEL) was up 5.65% or 0.82 points to 15.33 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL), which fell 6.02% or 0.18 points to trade at 2.81 at the close. Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:PLS) declined 2.93% or 0.11 points to end at 3.65 and Nanosonics Ltd (ASX:NAN) was down 2.90% or 0.09 points to 3.01.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG) rose to 3-years highs; rising 7.34% or 0.04 to 0.58.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 2.34% to 10.63 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.76% or 17.65 to $2,307.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.25% or 0.19 to hit $75.72 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.22 to trade at $79.84 a barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY rose 0.38% to 103.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 104.90.

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