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Title : Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.34%


Sep 05, 2022 03:45AM ET

By:AnalysisWatch


Australian stocks rose after Monday's close, as gains in the energy, resources, metals and mining sectors led shares higher.


At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.34%.


The session's top performers on the S&P/ASX 200 were Whitehaven Coal Ltd, which rose 6.52%, or 0.52 points, to trade at 8.49 at the close. Meanwhile, Beach Energy Ltd added 5.18% or 0.09 points to end at 1.73 and Woodside Energy Ltd rose 4.25% or 1.43 points to 35.08 in late trading.


The worst performers of the session were Pointsbet Holdings Ltd, which fell 6.44% or 0.15 points to trade at 2.18 at the close. The worst performers of the session were Pointsbet Holdings Ltd, which fell 6.44% or 0.15 points to trade at 2.18 at the close. 5.07%, or 0.18 points, to 3.37, while Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. fell 4.59%, or 0.79 points, to 16.41.


Falling stocks outnumbered advancing stocks on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 812 to 563, with 409 ending unchanged.


Shares of Whitehaven Coal Ltd rose to an all-time high, up 6.52%, or 0.52 points, to 8.49.


The S& P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S& P/ASX 200 options, fell 1.79% to 15.45.


Gold futures for December delivery were down 0.11%, or 1.85, to $1,720.75 a troy ounce. In commodities, crude oil for October delivery was up 2.33%, or 2.02, to settle at $88.89 a barrel, while the Brent crude oil contract for November was up 2.47%, or 2.30, to trade at $95.32 a barrel.


AUD/USD was unchanged, up 0.45% to 0.68, while AUD/JPY was down 0.22% to 95.24.

The dollar index futures rose 0.42% to 109.96.

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