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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.31%

Published 06/17/2024, 02:30 AM
© Reuters.  Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.31%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the IT, Energy and Resources sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Nanosonics Ltd (ASX:NAN), which rose 3.11% or 0.09 points to trade at 2.98 at the close. Meanwhile, GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX:GUD) added 2.41% or 0.25 points to end at 10.64 and ASX Ltd (ASX:ASX) was up 2.41% or 1.36 points to 57.81 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG), which fell 4.90% or 0.03 points to trade at 0.49 at the close. A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX:A2M) declined 4.58% or 0.32 points to end at 6.67 and Seven Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:SVW) was down 4.21% or 1.66 points to 37.78.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 753 to 418 and 502 ended unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 3.84% to 11.13.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.69% or 16.30 to $2,332.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.47% or 0.37 to hit $77.68 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.41 to trade at $82.21 a barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.29% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY fell 0.20% to 103.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 105.24.

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