Investing.com | Jan 31, 2017 05:30
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.72%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Asaleo Care (AX:AHY), which rose 11.27% or 0.160 points to trade at 1.580 at the close. Bellamys Australia Ltd (AX:BAL) added 5.21% or 0.210 points to end at 4.240 and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (AX:FMG) was up 2.93% or 0.190 points to 6.670 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Virtus Health Ltd (AX:VRT), which lost 17.55% or 1.090 points to trade at 5.120 in late trade. Syrah Res F (AX:SYR) declined 6.10% or 0.200 points to end at 3.080 and Navitas Ltd (AX:NVT) shed 5.83% or 0.275 points to 4.445.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 660 to 426 and 348 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 3.02% to 13.792.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.65% or 7.75 to $1203.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.46% or 0.24 to hit $52.39 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.12 to trade at $55.20 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.7564, while AUD/JPY fell 0.15% to 85.83.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 100.31.
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