© Reuters Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.07%
Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Metals & Mining, Materials and Resources sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML), which rose 21.64% or 0.15 points to trade at 0.81 at the close. Meanwhile, St Barbara Ltd (ASX:SBM) added 5.50% or 0.03 points to end at 0.57 and Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:PBH) was up 4.09% or 0.06 points to 1.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:SGR), which fell 7.35% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.26 at the close. Domain Holdings Australia Ltd (ASX:DHG) declined 4.40% or 0.15 points to end at 3.26 and Omni Bridgeway Ltd (ASX:OBL) was down 4.17% or 0.10 points to 2.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 676 to 619 and 414 ended unchanged.
Shares in Omni Bridgeway Ltd (ASX:OBL) fell to 5-year lows; falling 4.17% or 0.10 to 2.30.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.63% to 12.50.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.79% or 16.00 to $2,003.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.80% or 0.65 to hit $80.25 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.71 to trade at $84.06 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 0.67, while AUD/JPY rose 0.36% to 90.46.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 101.60.