Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.63% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.63%

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 0.63%.

The best performers of the session on the were National Storage REIT (ASX:), which rose 6.31% or 0.130 points to trade at 2.190 at the close. Meanwhile, Webjet Ltd (ASX:) added 5.04% or 0.690 points to end at 14.380 and Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.73% or 1.300 points to 36.120 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cimic Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 19.87% or 6.950 points to trade at 28.030 at the close. Downer Edi Ltd (ASX:) declined 17.71% or 1.550 points to end at 7.200 and Beach Energy Ltd (ASX:) was down 6.01% or 0.170 points to 2.660.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 683 to 461 and 366 ended unchanged.

Shares in National Storage REIT (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 6.31% or 0.130 to 2.190. Shares in Cimic Group Ltd (ASX:) fell to 3-years lows; down 19.87% or 6.950 to 28.030.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.36% to 12.154.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.35 to $1556.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.03% or 1.15 to hit $55.59 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.07 to trade at $62.14 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.27% to 0.6863, while AUD/JPY fell 0.01% to 75.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.340.

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