Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.37%.
The best performers of the session on the were Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:), which rose 6.07% or 1.540 points to trade at 26.900 at the close. Meanwhile, Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:) added 5.39% or 1.330 points to end at 26.020 and Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.31% or 0.110 points to 2.180 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.05% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.940 at the close. Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.33% or 0.020 points to end at 0.580 and St Barbara Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.17% or 0.090 points to 2.750.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 627 to 475 and 380 ended unchanged.
Shares in Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 6.07% or 1.540 to 26.900. Shares in Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:) fell to 3-years lows; down 5.05% or 0.050 to 0.940.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 2.74% to 15.807.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.20 to $1514.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.32% or 0.17 to hit $52.62 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.18 to trade at $57.89 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.24% to 0.6757, while AUD/JPY rose 0.16% to 72.17.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.530.
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