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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.22%

Published 08/31/2020, 02:45 AM
Updated 08/31/2020, 02:45 AM
© Reuters.  Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.22% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.22%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML), which rose 6.56% or 0.21 points to trade at 3.41 at the close. Meanwhile, Service Stream Ltd (ASX:SSM) added 5.79% or 0.105 points to end at 1.920 and Scentre Group Ltd (ASX:SCG) was up 5.61% or 0.12 points to 2.26 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Orocobre Ltd (ASX:ORE), which fell 10.34% or 0.30 points to trade at 2.60 at the close. Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) declined 7.68% or 1.450 points to end at 17.420 and Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) was down 4.60% or 3.89 points to 80.75.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 698 to 604 and 347 ended unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 3.91% to 19.006.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.13% or 2.50 to $1972.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.77% or 0.33 to hit $43.30 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.14% or 0.52 to trade at $46.33 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.30% to 0.7344, while AUD/JPY rose 0.25% to 77.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.362.

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