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Australian stocks ascend at close

On Thursday, Australian stocks traded higher after the close, as revenues in the Metals & Mining, Gold as well as Resources sectors pushed shares up.

The S&P/ASX 200 headed north 0.12%.

The best benchmarks of the trading session on the S&P/ASX 200 were represented by Virtus Health Ltd, ascending 7.60%, Cimic Group Ltd, growing 6.94% and Nextdc Ltd, with its 5.97% leap.

As for the losers, these were Invocare Ltd, Trade Me Group Ltd and Spotless Fp. They dropped 4.60%,  4.36% and 3.67% respectively.

Ascending stocks outperformed sagging by 564 to 458, while 332 remained intact.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, evaluating the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, dropped 2.67%, hitting 12.919.

December delivery gold futures rose 0.19%, trading at $1272.25 per troy ounce.

December delivery crude futures dropped 0.48%, hitting $51.57 per barrel. Meanwhile, December delivery Brent futures sagged 0.40%, being worth $52.46 a barrel.

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