Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy, Resources and Metals&Mining sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.39%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Automotive Group Holdings Ltd (AX:AHG), which rose 8.56% or 0.140 points to trade at 1.775 at the close. Meanwhile, GWA Group Ltd (AX:GWA) added 4.38% or 0.140 points to end at 3.340 and Ansell Ltd (AX:ANN) was up 4.09% or 0.990 points to 25.210 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Bingo Industries Ltd (AX:BIN), which fell 49.13% or 1.130 points to trade at 1.170 at the close. Smartgroup Corporation Ltd (AX:SIQ) declined 9.18% or 0.900 points to end at 8.900 and Bank Of Queensland Ltd. (AX:BOQ) was down 6.33% or 0.630 points to 9.320.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 599 to 535 and 367 ended unchanged.
Shares in Bingo Industries Ltd (AX:BIN) fell to all time lows; falling 49.13% or 1.130 to 1.170.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.03% to 12.735.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.28% or 3.75 to $1325.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.59% or 0.33 to hit $56.31 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.22 to trade at $66.47 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.10% to 0.7146, while AUD/JPY rose 0.29% to 79.00.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 96.645.