Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.71%

0 – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the FinancialsUtilities and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.71%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Nanosonics Ltd (AX:NAN), which rose 4.97% or 0.170 points to trade at 3.590 at the close. Meanwhile, Spark Infrastructure Group (AX:SKI) added 3.21% or 0.070 points to end at 2.250 and Atlas Arteria (AX:ALX) was up 2.74% or 0.185 points to 6.945 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Speedcast International Ltd (AX:SDA), which fell 3.84% or 0.160 points to trade at 4.010 at the close. Blackmores Ltd (AX:BKL) declined 3.23% or 4.42 points to end at 132.56 and A2 Milk Company Ltd(AX:A2M) was down 2.27% or 0.240 points to 10.310.

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