Australia stocks go up at close of trade

On Thursday, Australia stocks traded higher after the close as revenues in the energy, healthcare and industrial sectors brought stocks higher.

In Australia, at the close the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.44%, hitting a fresh 6-months peak.

The best performers of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 appeared to be Mantra Group with its 8.41% surge, trading at 3.610 at the close. At the same time, Fairfax Media Ltd gained 4.82%, reaching  1.032, while GWA Group Ltd managed to earn3.90% at 2.130.

As for the worst performers of the trading session, they were St Barbara Ltd with its 9.52% fall, being worth 2.995 at the close. Meanwhile, Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd sagged 9.12%, closing at 1.545, while  Northern Star Resources Ltd tumbled 8.07%, trading at 4.900.

Surging shares outnumbered declining ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by approximately 550 to 516 and 328 ended intact.

As for shares in Fairfax Media Ltd, they soared to 52-week peaks, surging 4.82% to 1.032.

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