Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.37%

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Australia shares higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Australia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Real Estate Investment and Gold sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Infigen Energy (AX: IFN ), which rose 11.76% or 0.060 points to trade at 0.570 at the close. Worleyparsons Ltd (AX: WOR ) added 10.45% or 1.470 points to end at 15.540 and Syrah Resources Ltd (AX: SYR ) was up 8.71% or 0.155 points to 1.935 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Webjet Ltd (AX: WEB ), which lost 6.57% or 0.839 points to trade at 11.930 in late trade. Sigma Pharmaceuticals Ltd (AX: SIG ) declined 3.67% or 0.020 points to end at 0.525 and CYBG PLC (AX: CYB ) shed 2.74% or 0.130 points to 4.610.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 629 to 517 and 337 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 down 6.01% to 14.748.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.32% or 3.90 to $1230.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.55% or 0.34 to hit $61.87 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.13 to trade at $72.00 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.11% to 0.7253, while AUD/JPY fell 0.17% to 82.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 95.84.

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