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 0.93%.
The best performers of the session on the were Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.08% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.070 at the close. Meanwhile, Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:) added 4.76% or 0.035 points to end at 0.770 and NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was up 1.98% or 0.03 points to 1.54 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were CSR Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.61% or 0.370 points to trade at 5.230 at the close. Webjet Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.71% or 0.30 points to end at 4.95 and Zip Co Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.47% or 0.48 points to 8.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 862 to 451 and 417 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 17.12% to 13.507 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.21% or 3.80 to $1804.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.70% or 0.51 to hit $73.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.53% or 0.39 to trade at $74.51 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.7438, while AUD/JPY rose 0.36% to 81.84.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 92.453.
Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Need Your Help Today. Your $1 can change life.