Title: Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.32%
Jan 17, 2022 02:45AM ET
Australian offers rose after the nearby on Monday as gains in the buyer cyclicals, energy and customer staples areas drove stocks higher.
At the end of exchanging Sydney, the S and P/ASX 200 was up 0.32%.
The best entertainer on the S&P/ASX 200 was Pendal Group Ltd, which rose 7.80%, or 0.39 focuses, to close at 5.39.In late exchanging, Adbri Ltd rose 7.17%, or 0.200 focuses, to close at 2.990 and Whitehaven Coal Ltd rose 4.29%, or 0.120 focuses, to 2.920 in late exchanging.
Shares of Perseus Mining Ltd fared the worst, falling 5.06%, or 0.080 points, to close at 1.500. South32 Ltd was down 3.11%, or 0.130 points, to 4.050, while Kogan.com Ltd was down 3.03%, or 0.25 points, to 7.99.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange, rising shares outweighed falling ones by 755 to 660. 394 shares closed unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, fell 0.98% to 13.531.
Gold futures for February delivery rose 0.27%, or 4.95, to $1821.45 per troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodity trading, crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.67%, or 0.56, to $83.86 a barrel, while the March contract for Brent oil rose 0.57%, or 0.49, to $86.55 a barrel.
The AUD/USD pair gained 0.12% to 0.7215, while the AUD/JPY pair gained 0.33% to 82.57.
Among US dollar index futures, 0.07% to 95.095.