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Australian stocks head north

On Friday, Australian stocks edged up after the close today, as revenues in gold, healthcare as well as consumer discretionary sectors brought stocks higher.   

At the close in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 earned 0.07%, hitting a fresh 6-months peak.

The best performers of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 include Resmed Inc with its 7.55% rise, trading at 9.260. Meanwhile, Bega Cheese Ltd gained 6.90%, being worth 6.200, while Austal Ltd soared 5.94%, trading at 1.160.

As for the worst performers of the trading session, we should mention Beach Energy Ltd, that sank  5.13%, trading at 0.555, Aconex Ltd with its 4.94% dip, trading at 7.985 as well as Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, which sagged 4.11%, being worth 4.430.

Rising shares outnumbered decreasing ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 586 to 501, while 315 ended intact.

Stocks in Resmed Inc edged up to 52-week peaks, soaring 7.55% at 9.260.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, slumped 0.39%, hitting 14.179 a fresh 3-months minimum. 

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