Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.36%

Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms Services, Financials and Consumer Staples sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.36%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Platinum Asset Management Ltd (AX:PTM), which rose 11.17% or 0.545 points to trade at 5.425 at the close. Meanwhile, Whitehaven Coal Ltd (AX:WHC) added 3.54% or 0.080 points to end at 2.340 and Flexigroup Ltd (AX:FXL) was up 3.46% or 0.075 points to 2.245 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Seven West Media Ltd (AX:SWM), which fell 7.10% or 0.055 points to trade at 0.720 at the close. Santos Ltd (AX:STO) declined 5.65% or 0.210 points to end at 3.510 and CYBG PLC (AX:CYB) was down 5.29% or 0.245 points to 4.385.

AUD/USD was up 0.20% to 0.7480, while AUD/JPY rose 0.55% to 77.00.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.01% at 95.55.

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