Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.77%.
The best performers of the session on the were Ioof Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which rose 10.85% or 0.690 points to trade at 7.050 at the close. Meanwhile, Challenger Ltd (ASX:) added 4.87% or 0.350 points to end at 7.540 and Alumina Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.17% or 0.070 points to 2.280 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:), which fell 10.18% or 3.400 points to trade at 30.000 at the close. Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX:) declined 8.44% or 0.940 points to end at 10.200 and Polynovo Ltd (ASX:) was down 6.59% or 0.170 points to 2.410.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 645 to 508 and 319 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 2.19% to 13.323.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.00% or 0.05 to $1493.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.03% or 0.55 to hit $52.81 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.93% or 0.55 to trade at $58.87 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.32% to 0.6777, while AUD/JPY rose 0.32% to 73.70.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.828.
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