Australian equities inch up at close of trade

Australian equities inch up at close of trade

On Monday, Australia equities rallied after the close because profits in the Healthcare, Telecoms services and Consumer Discretionary sectors supported stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 soared 0.42% in Sydney.

On the S&P/ASX 200 the best performers included such benchmarks as Orocobre Ltd, Iluka Resources Ltd and Fairfax Media Ltd. They went up respectively 5.66%, 5.26% and 5.19%.

On the contrary, Northern Star Resources Ltd, Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd and Regis Resources Ltd appeared to be the worst performers, sliding respectively 5.75%, 4.73% and 3.74%.     

On the Sydney Stock Exchange declining equities outnumbered soaring shares by 667 to 633, while 345 were intact.

Stocks in Orocobre Ltd went up to all time maximums, adding 5.66% hitting 7.280.

Gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX added 3.49% being worth 11.698.

The currency pair AUD/USD slid 0.20% trading at 0.8094, AUD/JPY went down 0.05% reaching 88.02.


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