Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.93%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.93%© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.93% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the gained 0.93% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the were Bravura Solutions Ltd (ASX:), which rose 14.48% or 0.630 points to trade at 4.980 at the close. Meanwhile, Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:) added 7.62% or 0.080 points to end at 1.130 and Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:) was up 7.51% or 0.080 points to 1.145 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:), which fell 4.79% or 0.390 points to trade at 7.750 at the close. Vocus Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.61% or 0.120 points to end at 3.200 and Speedcast International Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.51% or 0.030 points to 0.825.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 638 to 503 and 356 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (ASX:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 4.79% or 0.390 to 7.750.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 2.36% to 11.321.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.12% or 1.75 to $1465.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $58.24 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.28% or 0.18 to trade at $63.03 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.14% to 0.6777, while AUD/JPY fell 0.01% to 73.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 98.275.

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