Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, the declined 0.33%.
The best performers of the session on the were Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 3.73% or 0.260 points to trade at 7.230 at the close. Meanwhile, Aurizon Holdings Ltd (ASX:) added 3.41% or 0.200 points to end at 6.060 and Skycity Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 2.68% or 0.100 points to 3.830 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Orocobre Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.41% or 0.180 points to trade at 2.630 at the close. CYBG PLC (ASX:) declined 6.20% or 0.170 points to end at 2.570 and Galaxy Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.79% or 0.075 points to 1.220.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 727 to 450 and 368 ended unchanged.
Shares in Aurizon Holdings Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.41% or 0.200 to 6.060. Shares in CYBG PLC (ASX:) fell to all time lows; losing 6.20% or 0.170 to 2.570.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 5.25% to 16.700.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.16% or 17.55 to $1534.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.75% or 0.41 to hit $54.52 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.49 to trade at $58.08 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.13% to 0.6761, while AUD/JPY rose 0.13% to 71.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.373.
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