© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.62%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the gained 0.62%.

The best performers of the session on the were Nextdc Ltd (ASX:), which rose 8.10% or 0.80 points to trade at 10.68 at the close. Meanwhile, Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:) added 7.95% or 0.77 points to end at 10.46 and Webjet Ltd (ASX:) was up 7.53% or 0.25 points to 3.57 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wisetech Global Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.13% or 0.80 points to trade at 18.55 at the close. Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.12% or 0.380 points to end at 8.850 and Cooper Energy Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.00% or 0.015 points to 0.360.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 863 to 377 and 312 ended unchanged.

Shares in Nextdc Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.10% or 0.80 to 10.68.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.05% to 20.075.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.12% or 2.20 to $1802.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.17% or 0.46 to hit $39.73 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.04% or 0.43 to trade at $41.70 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.02% to 0.6904, while AUD/JPY fell 0.21% to 74.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.347.

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