Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as in the sectors led shares .
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 unchanged 0.00% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Mayne Pharma Group Ltd (AX:MYX), which rose 8.23% or 0.065 points to trade at 0.855 at the close. Meanwhile, Bingo Industries Ltd (AX:BIN) added 5.71% or 0.105 points to end at 1.945 and Syrah Resources Ltd (AX:SYR) was up 5.34% or 0.090 points to 1.775 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Resolute Mining Ltd (AX:RSG), which fell 5.00% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.140 at the close. St Barbara Ltd (AX:SBM) declined 4.97% or 0.240 points to end at 4.590 and Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd (AX:SAR) was down 3.83% or 0.120 points to 3.010.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 640 to 417 and 332 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.968.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.46% or 5.90 to $1284.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $48.49 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $57.30 a barrel.
AUD/USD was down 0.34% to 0.7123, while AUD/JPY fell 0.26% to 77.48.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.453.