Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.13%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Nuix Ltd (ASX:NXL), which rose 4.03% or 0.06 points to trade at 1.55 at the close. Meanwhile, Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX:CCP) added 3.18% or 0.41 points to end at 13.31 and Domino'S Pizza Enterprises Ltd (ASX:DMP) was up 3.01% or 1.57 points to 53.79 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Appen Ltd (ASX:APX), which fell 3.52% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.96 at the close. Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:SGR) declined 3.13% or 0.02 points to end at 0.54 and Ramelius Resources Ltd (ASX:RMS) was down 2.86% or 0.05 points to 1.53.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 706 to 490 and 318 ended unchanged.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 0.14% to 11.85.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1,984.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.85% or 0.65 to hit $76.69 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.79% or 0.64 to trade at $81.25 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.66% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY rose 0.28% to 97.62.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 103.52.