© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.49%

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

At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:), which rose 6.05% or 0.130 points to trade at 2.280 at the close. Meanwhile, Monadelphous Group Ltd (ASX:) added 5.54% or 0.820 points to end at 15.610 and Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.95% or 0.440 points to 9.330 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.53% or 0.055 points to trade at 0.940 at the close. Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.78% or 0.065 points to end at 1.295 and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.27% or 0.500 points to 11.200.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 627 to 533 and 372 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.55% to 13.370.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 2.45 to $1514.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.21% or 0.12 to hit $56.37 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.11 to trade at $62.28 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.6753, while AUD/JPY fell 0.08% to 72.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 98.585.

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