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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.12% By Investing.com 



© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.12%

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

At the close in Sydney, the fell 0.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX:), which rose 15.66% or 8.85 points to trade at 65.35 at the close. Meanwhile, Domino’S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:) added 7.13% or 9.05 points to end at 136.02 and Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX:) was up 6.13% or 0.30 points to 5.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were BHP Billiton Ltd (ASX:), which fell 7.07% or 3.630 points to trade at 47.700 at the close. Sims Metal Management Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.84% or 1.00 points to end at 16.12 and Bapcor Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.82% or 0.39 points to 7.70.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 732 to 621 and 395 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 15.66% or 8.85 to 65.35. Shares in Domino’S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 7.13% or 9.05 to 136.02.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 4.83% to 10.983.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 6.55 to $1794.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.62% or 0.41 to hit $66.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.51 to trade at $69.54 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.20% to 0.7264, while AUD/JPY rose 0.18% to 79.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 93.028.

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