Australian equities jump at close of trade

Australian equities jump at close of trade

On Thursday, Australian shares leapt after the close because profits in the Gold, IT as well as Healthcare sectors underpinned stocks.

The S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.18% reaching a fresh 3-months maximum.

The winners of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were such benchmarks as Asaleo Care, Myer Holdings Ltd, Evolution Mining Ltd, which grew 5.52%, 4.70% and 3.98% respectively.

Meanwhile, the worst performance was demonstrated by Independence Group NL, Galaxy Resources Ltd and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. They went down respectively 6.94%, 6.49% and 3.56%.      

On the Sydney Stock Exchange leaping shares outclassed declining equities by 617 to 560, while 359 didn’t change.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX that estimates the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options decreased 0.13% being worth 11.100.

The currency pair AUD/USD tacked on 0.08% being worth 0.7709, AUD/JPY dipped 0.17% trading at 87.47.

As for the US Dollar Index Futures, it decreased 0.13% showing 93.41.

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