(C) Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.39%
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.39%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Ingenia Communities Group (ASX:INA), which rose 8.82% or 0.27 points to trade at 3.33 at the close. Meanwhile, Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:MYX) added 7.81% or 0.025 points to end at 0.345 and EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML) was up 7.20% or 0.19 points to 2.83 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Unibail Rodamco Westfield (ASX:URW), which fell 9.21% or 0.51 points to trade at 5.03 at the close. Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:CTD) declined 8.67% or 1.04 points to end at 10.96 and Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:JIN) was down 8.46% or 1.10 points to 11.91.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 668 to 586 and 295 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 2.65% to 28.768 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.49% or 26.40 to $1742.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.70% or 0.14 to hit $20.25 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.22 to trade at $29.38 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 1.20% to 0.6362, while AUD/JPY fell 1.33% to 68.12.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 99.075.
Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.39%
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