Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.93%

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Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.93%
Credit: © Reuters. – Australia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Resources and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Super Retail Group Ltd (AX: SUL ), which rose 8.67% or 0.790 points to trade at 9.900 at the close. Vocus Group Ltd (AX: VOC ) added 4.77% or 0.115 points to end at 2.525 and Syrah Resources Ltd (AX: SYR ) was up 4.07% or 0.100 points to 2.560 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ausdrill Ltd (AX: ASL ), which lost 4.36% or 0.085 points to trade at 1.865 in late trade. Greencross Ltd (AX: GXL ) declined 4.11% or 0.170 points to end at 3.970 and Amcor Ltd (AX: AMC ) shed 3.92% or 0.560 points to 13.720.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 626 to 579 and 411 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 0.31% to 11.968.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.63% or 7.50 to $1202.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.21% or 0.14 to hit $65.56 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $72.30 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.26% to 0.7358, while AUD/JPY rose 0.25% to 80.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.39.

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