Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.14%

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© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.14%© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.14% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the declined 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the were JB Hi-Fi Ltd (ASX:), which rose 11.50% or 4.61 points to trade at 44.71 at the close. Meanwhile, Evolution Mining Ltd (ASX:) added 7.69% or 0.29 points to end at 4.06 and Avita Medical (ASX:) was up 4.79% or 0.035 points to 0.765 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Boral Ltd. (ASX:), which fell 10.68% or 0.550 points to trade at 4.600 at the close. Service Stream Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.75% or 0.170 points to end at 2.350 and Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.93% or 0.210 points to 3.330.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 711 to 465 and 346 ended unchanged.

Shares in JB Hi-Fi Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 11.50% or 4.61 to 44.71. Shares in Avita Medical (ASX:) rose to 5-year highs; up 4.79% or 0.035 to 0.765.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 4.26% to 14.138.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.06% or 0.95 to $1574.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.14% or 0.07 to hit $50.39 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.09 to trade at $54.56 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.49% to 0.6705, while AUD/JPY rose 0.48% to 73.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 98.510.

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