Finance

Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.15%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and Resources sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.15%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX:MFG), which rose 3.78% or 1.820 points to trade at 49.910 at the close. Meanwhile, Janus Henderson Group PLC DRC (ASX:JHG) added 3.68% or 1.260 points to end at 35.500 and Pendal Group Ltd (ASX:PDL) was up 3.45% or 0.250 points to 7.490 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX:PLS), which fell 7.89% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.350 at the close. Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:SDA) declined 6.53% or 0.065 points to end at 0.930 and Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:GXY) was down 4.67% or 0.050 points to 1.020.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 555 to 537 and 360 ended unchanged.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 0.01% to 11.399.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 4.85 to $1506.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $56.61 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.14 to trade at $62.27 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.34% to 0.6906, while AUD/JPY rose 0.56% to 75.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 97.395.