© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.41%

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 rose 1.41%.

The best performers of the session on the were Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which rose 9.02% or 0.23 points to trade at 2.78 at the close. Meanwhile, Unibail Rodamco Westfield (ASX:) added 6.87% or 0.27 points to end at 4.20 and Hub24 Ltd (ASX:) was up 6.17% or 1.10 points to 18.93 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Megaport Ltd (ASX:), which fell 4.34% or 0.23 points to trade at 5.07 at the close. APA Group (ASX:) declined 4.03% or 0.45 points to end at 10.71 and GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.52% or 0.28 points to 7.68.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 843 to 613 and 377 ended unchanged.

Shares in Megaport Ltd (ASX:) fell to 3-years lows; down 4.34% or 0.23 to 5.07. Shares in GUD Holdings Ltd (ASX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.52% or 0.28 to 7.68.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 11.08% to 20.68.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.22% or 4.05 to $1,836.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.83% or 1.98 to hit $109.97 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.91% or 1.04 to trade at $115.17 a barrel.

AUD/USD was unchanged 0.53% to 0.70, while AUD/JPY rose 0.64% to 94.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 103.93.

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