S&P/ASX 200 is down 0.30 at the end of the trading day in Australia.
After the market closed on Wednesday, Australia’s stocks went down. Losses in the Healthcare, Industrials, and IT sectors were the main reasons for this.
At the end of the day in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.30 percent.
On the S&P/ASX 200, St Barbara Ltd (ASX:SBM), which rose 4.55% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.81 at the end of the day, did the best. Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:PBH) went up 4.46% or 0.06 points to end at 1.41, and Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:PRN) went up 2.67% or 0.04 points to 1.35 in late trade.
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Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:WHC), which fell 7.22% or 0.76 points to close at $9.76, did the worst of the day’s stocks. Zip Co Ltd (ASX:ZIP) fell 3.85%, or 0.02 points, to finish at 0.50, and Atlas Arteria (ASX:ALX) fell 3.85%, or 0.26 points, to 6.49.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange, there were 685 stocks that went down, 477 that went up, and 373 that stayed the same.
Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:PRN) shares went up by 2.67%, or 0.04, to 1.35, which was a 52-week high.
The implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, which is measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX, went up by 3.42% to 12.45.
Gold Futures for delivery in February went down 0.39 percent, or $7.05, to $1,816.05 per troy ounce. In other commodity trading, the price of Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.49 percent, or $0.39, to $79.14 per barrel, and the price of March Brent oil fell 0.32 percent, or $0.27, to $84.41 per barrel.
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AUD/USD stayed the same at 0.68, and AUD/JPY went up 0.80% to 90.54.
At 103.90, the US Dollar Index Futures were up 0%.