Australian equities edge up at close of trade

Australian equities edge up at close of trade

On Friday, Australian equities ascended after the close because profits in the Healthcare, IT as well as Telecoms Services sectors underpinned stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 rallied 0.23%.

On the S&P/ASX 200 the best performers were represented by Tabcorp Holdings Ltd, Sims Metal Management Ltd and St Barbara Ltd. They edged up respectively 5.26%,3.41% and 3.30%.   

The worst performers included Costa Group Holdings Ltd, Australian Agricultural Company Ltd and Beach Energy Ltd. They went down respectively 3.39%, 3.21% and 3.18%.      

Growing shares outnumbered declining equities on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 688 to 494. Meanwhile, 371 were intact.

Equities in Tabcorp Holdings Ltd ascended to 52-week maximums, rising 5.26% to 5.000. Stocks in Australian Agricultural Company Ltd dived to 52-week minimums, declining 3.21% to 1.355. As for equities in St Barbara Ltd, they rallied to 52-week maximums, gaining 3.30% to 3.130.

The currency pair AUD/USD slid 0.22% trading at 0.7571, AUD/JPY sank 0.68% being worth 85.20.

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