© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.10%

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

At the close in Sydney, the gained 1.10% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Idp Education Ltd (AX:), which rose 21.16% or 2.410 points to trade at 13.800 at the close. Meanwhile, CYBG PLC (AX:) added 17.87% or 0.570 points to end at 3.760 and Emeco Holdings Ltd (AX:) was up 7.08% or 0.170 points to 2.570 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd (AX:), which fell 5.20% or 0.170 points to trade at 3.100 at the close. AGL Energy Ltd (AX:) declined 4.78% or 1.060 points to end at 21.100 and Downer Edi Ltd (AX:) was down 4.63% or 0.350 points to 7.210.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 687 to 455 and 370 ended unchanged.

Shares in Idp Education Ltd (AX:) rose to all time highs; rising 21.16% or 2.410 to 13.800.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.01% to 12.940.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.51% or 6.65 to $1307.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.33% or 0.18 to hit $53.83 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.24 to trade at $62.45 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.12% to 0.7095, while AUD/JPY fell 0.12% to 78.00.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.220.

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