The S&P/ASX 200 Index of Australia Experienced a 0.06% Rise in Its Stocks at the Close of Trading Today

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Following the closing bell, stocks in Australia rose to new heights thanks to the Financials, Consumer Staples, and Industrials sectors. 

As the trading day ended in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 grew by a measly 0.06%.

At the end of trading, Inghams Group Ltd (ASX: ING) was one of the best performers during this session on the S&P/ASX 200. With a gain of 11.68%, or 0.32 points, to close at 3.06, it decisively proved its worth in today’s market.

Perenti Global Ltd (ASX: PRN) experienced a 7.58% sweltering climb, concluding at 1.13 with an addition of 0.08 points, while Austal Ltd (ASX: ASB) augmented by 3.71%, finishing at 1.81 after rising 0.07 points in late trade excitement.

NIB Holdings (ASX: NHF) was one of the worst performers in its session – dropping 11.59% or 0.92 points to settle at 7.02 on the market index today.

BSL (ASX: BSL) fell by 9.99% or 1.98 points to 17.84 while 2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) was hit with an 8.59%, 0.61-point drop and ended at 6.49 on the market today – both suffering significant losses in value due to the recent activity of their respective stocks.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, seven hundred and sixty-nine stocks declined while five hundred and three gained; a further three hundred and ninety-nine closed without any change in value.

The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, an indicator of the implied volatility associated with S&P/ASX 200 options, decreased 0.61% to 12.96 today.

On April delivery, Gold Futures saw a 0.22% surge in value – totalling $4.15 for each troy ounce up to an impressive $1,854.35.

April delivery of crude oil rose by 0.81%, or $0.62, to reach a price of $77.17 per barrel, while the April Brent oil contract increased by 0.83%, or $0.69, to hit an average cost of $83.69 per barrel on the market today.

The AUD/USD rate held steady at 0.69, and the AUD/JPY surged by 0.31% to 92.57, while the US Dollar Index Futures dipped slightly by a mere 0.06%, reaching 103.71 in total value today.

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