Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 1.11%

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

At the close in Sydney, the gained 1.11%.

The best performers of the session on the were TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:), which rose 9.03% or 0.680 points to trade at 8.210 at the close. Meanwhile, Elders Ltd (ASX:) added 8.46% or 0.67 points to end at 8.59 and Graincorp Ltd (ASX:) was up 5.81% or 0.45 points to 8.20 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:), which fell 7.66% or 0.82 points to trade at 9.88 at the close. Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:) declined 7.50% or 0.92 points to end at 11.35 and G8 Education Ltd (ASX:) was down 5.00% or 0.075 points to 1.425.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 754 to 454 and 307 ended unchanged.

Shares in TPG Telecom Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 9.03% or 0.680 to 8.210. Shares in Jumbo Interactive Ltd (ASX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 7.66% or 0.82 to 9.88. Shares in Elders Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 8.46% or 0.67 to 8.59. Shares in Corporate Travel Managment Ltd (ASX:) fell to 3-years lows; down 7.50% or 0.92 to 11.35. Shares in G8 Education Ltd (ASX:) fell to 5-year lows; down 5.00% or 0.075 to 1.425.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.31% to 22.152.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.19% or 3.15 to $1639.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.37% or 0.64 to hit $47.42 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.58% or 0.81 to trade at $51.94 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.6632, while AUD/JPY fell 0.12% to 71.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.302.

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