Investing.com – Australian shares fell after the close on Friday, as losses in Australia and sectors sent shares lower.
At the close in Sydney, it was down 1.52%.
The biggest gainers of the day were Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:), which rose 5.07% or 0.14 points and traded at 2.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Computershare Ltd.’s stock soared. (ASX:) 4.42% or 1.10 points to close at 26.01, and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (ASX) stock rose 4.26% or 0.04 points and closed at 0.98 points at the end of trading.
As for the weakest performers at the end of trading today, the share of Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:) closed down at 15.09% or 0.04 points, and traded at 0.22 levels at the close. Atlas Arteria ASX stock fell 9.70%, or 0.71 points, to close at 6.59 and Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX:) down 8.76%, or 0.12 points, to 1.25.
Declining shares outnumbered advancers on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 868 to 449 and 386 closed unchanged.
The S Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, rose 7.74% to 16.95, a new one-month high.
Gold futures for December delivery fell 0.58%, or 9.65, to $1,667.65 an ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, crude oil for October delivery rose 0.26%, or $0.22 to $85.32 a barrel, while Brent oil for November rose 0.51%, or 0.46, to trade at $91.30 a barrel.
AUD/USD remained unchanged 0.23% at 0.67, while AUD/JPY fell 0.30% to 95.88.
US Dollar Index futures rose 0.27% to 109.75.