Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.95%.
The best performers of the session on the were Graincorp Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.97% or 0.460 points to trade at 8.170 at the close. Meanwhile, Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:) added 4.76% or 0.085 points to end at 1.870 and Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.61% or 2.020 points to 45.830 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:), which fell 7.73% or 0.085 points to trade at 1.015 at the close. Syrah Resources Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.64% or 0.040 points to end at 1.060 and Flight Centre Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.48% or 1.530 points to 42.470.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 656 to 476 and 420 ended unchanged.
Shares in Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 4.61% or 2.020 to 45.830.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.39% to 13.360.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.59% or 7.95 to $1334.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.27% or 0.67 to hit $53.26 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.31% or 0.81 to trade at $62.48 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.04% to 0.6973, while AUD/JPY rose 0.02% to 75.64.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.062.
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