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

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

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

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Computershare Ltd. (ASX:CPU), which rose 5.73% or 0.97 points to trade at 17.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Premier Investments Ltd (ASX:PMV) added 5.50% or 1.52 points to end at 29.15 and Washington H Soul Pattinson&Co Ltd (ASX:SOL) was up 3.76% or 1.42 points to 39.16 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX:RMS), which fell 6.09% or 0.085 points to trade at 1.310 at the close. Centuria Industrial Reit Unit (ASX:CIP) declined 5.86% or 0.23 points to end at 3.77 and Perseus Mining Ltd (ASX:PRU) was down 5.70% or 0.085 points to 1.405.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 731 to 624 and 415 ended unchanged.

Shares in Computershare Ltd. (ASX:CPU) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.73% or 0.97 to 17.90. Shares in Premier Investments Ltd (ASX:PMV) rose to all time highs; up 5.50% or 1.52 to 29.15.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.00% to 12.205.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.17% or 2.95 to $1752.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.11% or 0.08 to hit $73.38 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.20 to trade at $77.45 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.22% to 0.7279, while AUD/JPY fell 0.01% to 80.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.153.

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

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