© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.16%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the were Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.49% or 0.90 points to trade at 17.28 at the close. Meanwhile, AMP Ltd (ASX:) added 4.23% or 0.080 points to end at 1.970 and NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.57% or 0.10 points to 2.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Altium Ltd (ASX:), which fell 7.91% or 3.37 points to trade at 39.26 at the close. oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.79% or 0.18 points to end at 2.93 and Bendigo And Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.58% or 0.59 points to 9.98.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 659 to 471 and 364 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 1.80% to 12.156.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.14% or 2.15 to $1588.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.65% or 0.34 to hit $51.98 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.56 to trade at $57.11 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.31% to 0.6693, while AUD/JPY fell 0.40% to 73.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 99.082.

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