Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.86%
2/23/2021 3:48:55 PM –

Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy, Gold and Resources sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.86%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:BOQ), which rose 12.78% or 1.04 points to trade at 9.21 at the close. Meanwhile, Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:ABC) added 10.51% or 0.310 points to end at 3.260 and AUB Group Ltd (ASX:AUB) was up 10.06% or 1.73 points to 18.92 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:PRN), which fell 12.59% or 0.180 points to trade at 1.250 at the close. Austal Ltd (ASX:ASB) declined 10.93% or 0.27 points to end at 2.20 and Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) was down 8.88% or 9.32 points to 95.67.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 727 to 656 and 319 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:BOQ) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 12.78% or 1.04 to 9.21. Shares in Austal Ltd (ASX:ASB) fell to 52-week lows; losing 10.93% or 0.27 to 2.20. Shares in AUB Group Ltd (ASX:AUB) rose to all time highs; up 10.06% or 1.73 to 18.92.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.15% to 15.221.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.03% or 0.55 to $1808.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.39% or 0.86 to hit $62.56 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 0.91 to trade at $65.27 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.7920, while AUD/JPY rose 0.13% to 83.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 89.977.