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Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.66%

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(C) Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.66%

Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, A-REITs and Financials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.66%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:JIN), which rose 11.46% or 1.16 points to trade at 11.28 at the close. Meanwhile, Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:APT) added 9.51% or 5.92 points to end at 68.16 and Costa Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:CGC) was up 6.87% or 0.200 points to 3.110 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:PRN), which fell 5.13% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.110 at the close. NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:NWH) declined 5.07% or 0.10 points to end at 1.78 and oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:OML) was down 3.08% or 0.03 points to 0.94.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 812 to 407 and 318 ended unchanged.

Shares in Afterpay Touch Group Ltd (ASX:APT) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.51% or 5.92 to 68.16.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 3.60% to 19.352.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.15% or 2.75 to $1777.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.65% or 0.26 to hit $40.08 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.64% or 0.27 to trade at $42.30 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.21% to 0.6928, while AUD/JPY rose 0.26% to 74.48.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.993.

Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.66%

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