Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.83%.
The best performers of the session on the were Caltex Australia Ltd (ASX:), which rose 13.43% or 4.000 points to trade at 33.790 at the close. Meanwhile, Bravura Solutions Ltd (ASX:) added 11.83% or 0.460 points to end at 4.350 and Orocobre Ltd (ASX:) was up 7.72% or 0.190 points to 2.650 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:), which fell 5.79% or 0.500 points to trade at 8.140 at the close. Hub24 Ltd (ASX:) declined 5.66% or 0.670 points to end at 11.160 and Bingo Industries Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.07% or 0.120 points to 2.830.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 624 to 518 and 347 ended unchanged.
Shares in Caltex Australia Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; up 13.43% or 4.000 to 33.790. Shares in Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 5.79% or 0.500 to 8.140.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 1.65% to 11.060.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.04% or 0.65 to $1463.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.22% or 0.13 to hit $57.88 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.21% or 0.13 to trade at $62.49 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.6783, while AUD/JPY rose 0.14% to 73.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.210.
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