Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.81%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.81%© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.81% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the lost 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the were Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:), which rose 10.67% or 0.270 points to trade at 2.800 at the close. Meanwhile, Appen Ltd (ASX:) added 5.89% or 1.260 points to end at 22.660 and Pro Medicus Ltd (ASX:) was up 3.05% or 0.780 points to 26.360 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.03% or 0.035 points to trade at 0.545 at the close. Orocobre Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.82% or 0.160 points to end at 2.590 and Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.65% or 0.530 points to 8.850.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 642 to 503 and 335 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 10.67% or 0.270 to 2.800.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 3.76% to 11.360.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.66% or 9.65 to $1463.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.44% or 0.25 to hit $56.55 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.47% or 0.29 to trade at $61.77 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.6848, while AUD/JPY rose 0.17% to 74.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 98.165.

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