Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.69%

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Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the gained 0.69%.

The best performers of the session on the were Xero Ltd (ASX:), which rose 7.17% or 5.35 points to trade at 79.94 at the close. Meanwhile, Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX:) added 6.48% or 0.26 points to end at 4.27 and Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals Ltd (ASX:) was up 6.37% or 1.09 points to 18.19 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:), which fell 6.36% or 0.090 points to trade at 1.325 at the close. Netwealth Group Ltd (ASX:) declined 6.14% or 0.47 points to end at 7.18 and Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) was down 4.77% or 0.54 points to 10.79.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 937 to 337 and 236 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 4.80% to 23.181.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.01% or 0.20 to $1594.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.58% or 0.74 to hit $47.49 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.63 to trade at $52.53 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.6544, while AUD/JPY fell 0.32% to 70.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 97.398.

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