Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.86%.
The best performers of the session on the were Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:), which rose 12.78% or 1.04 points to trade at 9.21 at the close. Meanwhile, Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:) added 10.51% or 0.310 points to end at 3.260 and AUB Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 10.06% or 1.73 points to 18.92 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:), which fell 12.59% or 0.180 points to trade at 1.250 at the close. Austal Ltd (ASX:) declined 10.93% or 0.27 points to end at 2.20 and Domino’S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:) was down 8.88% or 9.32 points to 95.67.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 727 to 656 and 319 ended unchanged.
Shares in Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 12.78% or 1.04 to 9.21. Shares in Austal Ltd (ASX:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 10.93% or 0.27 to 2.20. Shares in AUB Group Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 10.06% or 1.73 to 18.92.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.15% to 15.221.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.03% or 0.55 to $1808.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.39% or 0.86 to hit $62.56 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 0.91 to trade at $65.27 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.7920, while AUD/JPY rose 0.13% to 83.26.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 89.977.
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