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Australia stocks rise at close of trade

On Monday, Australian stocks traded higher after the close, as revenues in the Consumer Discretionary, Financials and Energy sectors brought stocks higher.

In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 gained up to 0.71%.

The best performers of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 included Flight Centre Ltd, surging 5.72% at 33.480. Meanwhile, Downer Edi Ltd gained 5.05%, being worth 4.990 and ALS Ltd soaring 5.05% at 5.410 during late trade.

As for the worst performers of that trading session, we should point out to Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd with its 6.30% dip at 1.710, Northern Star Resources Ltd with its 6.29% dip at 4.920 as well as Evolution Mining Ltd, tumbling 6.21% at 2.795.

Rising shares outnumbered descending ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 607 to 483, while 366 remained intact.

Additionally, shares in Downer Edi Ltd soared to 52-week peaks, earning 5.05% at 4.990.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, sagged 3.05%, being worth 13.876 - a fresh 52-week minimum. 

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