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Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the added 0.55%.
The best performers of the session on the were Avita Medical (ASX:), which rose 7.69% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.560 at the close. Meanwhile, IPH Ltd (ASX:) added 5.26% or 0.410 points to end at 8.200 and Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.21% or 1.040 points to 20.990 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (ASX:), which fell 11.01% or 0.060 points to trade at 0.485 at the close. Metcash Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.25% or 0.190 points to end at 2.850 and oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.03% or 0.150 points to 2.830.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 608 to 507 and 335 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 4.13% to 11.147.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 3.35 to $1466.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.72% or 0.42 to hit $58.16 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.66% or 0.42 to trade at $63.55 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.6787, while AUD/JPY rose 0.04% to 73.72.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 97.810.
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