© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 1.73%
Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the fell 1.73% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were St Barbara Ltd (ASX:), which rose 2.17% or 0.030 points to trade at 1.415 at the close. Meanwhile, Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:) added 1.23% or 0.05 points to end at 4.11 and Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:) was up 1.19% or 0.020 points to 1.705 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Appen Ltd (ASX:), which fell 18.81% or 2.19 points to trade at 9.45 at the close. Flight Centre Ltd (ASX:) declined 7.45% or 1.38 points to end at 17.14 and Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.80% or 1.33 points to 21.62.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 1135 to 366 and 340 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 14.78% to 13.164.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.09% or 19.40 to $1803.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.97% or 3.11 to hit $75.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.42% or 2.81 to trade at $79.41 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.90% to 0.7125, while AUD/JPY fell 1.85% to 81.40.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.635.
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