Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.04%

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Investing.com – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms Services, Gold and Energy sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.04% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Credit Corp Group Ltd (ASX:CCP), which rose 13.29% or 3.200 points to trade at 27.270 at the close. Meanwhile, Super Retail Group Ltd (ASX:SUL) added 7.85% or 0.710 points to end at 9.750 and Star Entertainment Group Ltd (ASX:SGR) was up 5.87% or 0.210 points to 3.790 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:OML), which fell 27.48% or 1.110 points to trade at 2.930 at the close. Breville Group Ltd (ASX:BRG) declined 9.82% or 1.780 points to end at 16.350 and Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX:RWC) was down 7.46% or 0.250 points to 3.100.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 660 to 508 and 368 ended unchanged.

Shares in oOh!Media Ltd (ASX:OML) fell to 3-years lows; down 27.48% or 1.110 to 2.930. Shares in Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd (ASX:RWC) fell to 52-week lows; losing 7.46% or 0.250 to 3.100.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 4.36% to 18.751.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.36% or 5.45 to $1525.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.08% or 0.59 to hit $55.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.61 to trade at $58.84 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.20% to 0.6788, while AUD/JPY rose 0.20% to 72.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 98.020.

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