Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 3.11% By

© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 3.11% – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the gained 3.11%.

The best performers of the session on the were Viva Energy Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 13.78% or 0.195 points to trade at 1.610 at the close. Meanwhile, NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:) added 12.57% or 0.22 points to end at 1.97 and South32 Ltd (ASX:) was up 12.53% or 0.225 points to 2.020 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.15% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.84 at the close. Charter Hall Group (ASX:) declined 3.74% or 0.42 points to end at 10.80 and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.73% or 0.530 points to 13.690.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 701 to 600 and 250 ended unchanged.

Shares in oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:) fell to all time lows; losing 5.15% or 0.10 to 1.84.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 14.07% to 30.032.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.95% or 16.00 to $1659.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 7.00% or 2.18 to hit $33.31 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 7.28% or 2.50 to trade at $36.86 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.58% to 0.6548, while AUD/JPY rose 1.79% to 68.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.07% at 95.882.

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