Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the were Emeco Holdings Ltd (AX:), which rose 6.40% or 0.130 points to trade at 2.160 at the close. Meanwhile, Eclipx Group Ltd (AX:) added 4.72% or 0.085 points to end at 1.885 and Mirvac Group (AX:) was up 4.17% or 0.110 points to 2.750 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Syrah Resources Ltd (AX:), which fell 6.09% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.080 at the close. Perpetual Ltd (AX:) declined 5.76% or 2.540 points to end at 41.590 and Regis Resources Ltd (AX:) was down 4.28% or 0.240 points to 5.370.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 632 to 521 and 366 ended unchanged.
Shares in Mirvac Group (AX:) rose to 5-year highs; rising 4.17% or 0.110 to 2.750.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 1.08% to 11.646.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.29% or 3.75 to $1298.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $58.58 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $67.19 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.29% to 0.7085, while AUD/JPY rose 0.23% to 79.08.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.665.
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