Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 unchanged

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Australia shares lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 unchanged
Credit: © Reuters. – Australia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as in the sectors propelled shares .

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 unchanged 0.00% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Independence Group NL (AX: IGO ), which rose 5.42% or 0.250 points to trade at 4.860 at the close. A2 Milk Company Ltd (AX: A2M ) added 4.82% or 0.600 points to end at 13.040 and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (AX: TAH ) was up 4.39% or 0.190 points to 4.520 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Iress Ltd (AX: IRE ), which lost 2.28% or 0.220 points to trade at 9.430 in late trade. Northern Star Resources Ltd (AX: NST ) declined 2.16% or 0.150 points to end at 6.810 and OZ Minerals Ltd (AX: OZL ) shed 2.11% or 0.190 points to 8.810.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 551 to 269 and 226 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.395 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.10% or 1.40 to $1353.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.26% or 0.17 to hit $65.72 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.12 to trade at $69.64 a barrel.

AUD/USD was down 0.15% to 0.7735, while AUD/JPY rose 0.04% to 81.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 88.65.

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