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 0.27%.
The best performers of the session on the were ARB Corporation Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.75% or 1.82 points to trade at 33.47 at the close. Meanwhile, Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:) added 5.47% or 0.60 points to end at 11.56 and United Malt Group Ltd (ASX:) was up 4.09% or 0.16 points to 4.07 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Polynovo Ltd (ASX:), which fell 12.98% or 0.440 points to trade at 2.950 at the close. OZ Minerals Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.85% or 0.81 points to end at 20.22 and Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.40% or 0.51 points to 14.50.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 718 to 573 and 354 ended unchanged.
Shares in ARB Corporation Ltd (ASX:) rose to all time highs; up 5.75% or 1.82 to 33.47.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.79% to 14.610.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.48% or 8.80 to $1859.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.80% or 0.42 to hit $52.67 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.36 to trade at $56.02 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.40% to 0.7725, while AUD/JPY rose 0.22% to 80.44.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 90.375.
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