Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the added 0.84%.
The best performers of the session on the were Blackmores Ltd (ASX:), which rose 8.85% or 6.50 points to trade at 79.93 at the close. Meanwhile, Mesoblast Ltd (ASX:) added 5.88% or 0.140 points to end at 2.520 and Zip Co Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.23% or 0.38 points to 7.65 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Worley Ltd (ASX:), which fell 10.86% or 1.24 points to trade at 10.18 at the close. Service Stream Ltd (ASX:) declined 4.72% or 0.090 points to end at 1.815 and Kogan.com Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.78% or 0.68 points to 17.31.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 820 to 604 and 308 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.87% to 16.038 a new 1-month high.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.86% or 16.00 to $1866.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.84% or 0.44 to hit $52.64 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.58 to trade at $55.60 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.15% to 0.7653, while AUD/JPY rose 0.31% to 80.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 90.537.
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