Australian stocks surge at close of trade

On Thursday, Australian stocks leapt after the close, as revenues in the IT, Metals & Mining as well as Materials sectors brought shares higher.

The S&P/ASX 200 managed to earn up to 3.34%.

The best performers are represented by Aconex Ltd, Sims Metal Management Ltd and Bluescope Steel Ltd. They leapt respectively 13.93%,13.39% and 12.97%.   

As for the worst performers, these are Regis Resources Ltd, St Barbara Ltd and Saracen Mineral Holdings. They dropped 9.92%, 9.15% and 8.75% respectively.     

Growing shares outclassed dipping ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 858 to 299, while 229 remained intact.

Stocks in Sims Metal Management Ltd ascended to 52-week peaks, adding 13.39% or 1.460 to 12.360.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, lost 25.45%, reaching 15.677.

The currency pair AUD/USD surged 0.45%, being worth 0.7670, while AUD/JPY grew 0.45%, hitting 81.05.

The US Dollar Index sank 0.12%, trading at 98.54.

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