Australian stocks ascend at close
On Thursday, Australian stocks traded higher after the close, as revenues in the Metals & Mining, Gold as well as Resources sectors pushed shares up.
The S&P/ASX 200 headed north 0.12%.
The best benchmarks of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 were represented by Virtus Health Ltd, ascending 7.60%, Cimic Group Ltd, growing 6.94% and Nextdc Ltd, with its 5.97% leap.
As for the losers, these were Invocare Ltd, Trade Me Group Ltd and Spotless Fp. They dropped 4.60%, 4.36% and 3.67% respectively.
Ascending stocks outperformed sagging by 564 to 458, while 332 remained intact.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, evaluating the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, dropped 2.67%, hitting 12.919.
December delivery gold futures rose 0.19%, trading at $1272.25 per troy ounce.
December delivery crude futures dropped 0.48%, hitting $51.57 per barrel. Meanwhile, December delivery Brent futures sagged 0.40%, being worth $52.46 a barrel.