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Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.37%

Stock Markets44 minutes ago (Jun 17, 2021 03:45AM ET)

(C) Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.37% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Gold, Metals & Mining and Telecoms Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL), which rose 6.15% or 0.16 points to trade at 2.76 at the close. Meanwhile, Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:NWL) added 5.20% or 0.82 points to end at 16.59 and Computershare Ltd. (ASX:CPU) was up 4.81% or 0.79 points to 17.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:WHC), which fell 11.52% or 0.235 points to trade at 1.805 at the close. Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX:NST) declined 7.57% or 0.830 points to end at 10.140 and OZ Minerals Ltd (ASX:OZL) was down 4.70% or 1.12 points to 22.73.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 972 to 416 and 393 ended unchanged.

Shares in Computershare Ltd. (ASX:CPU) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.81% or 0.79 to 17.20.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 1.40% to 11.767.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.95% or 54.95 to $1806.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.65% or 0.47 to hit $71.68 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.69% or 0.51 to trade at $73.88 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7608, while AUD/JPY fell 0.08% to 84.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 91.655.

Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.37%

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