© Reuters. Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.44%
Investing.com – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the rose 0.44% to hit a new all time high.
The best performers of the session on the were Iress Ltd (ASX:), which rose 16.80% or 1.84 points to trade at 12.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) added 5.18% or 0.100 points to end at 2.030 and Unibail Rodamco Westfield (ASX:) was up 3.85% or 0.24 points to 6.48 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NRW Holdings Ltd (ASX:), which fell 3.40% or 0.06 points to trade at 1.56 at the close.
A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.33% or 0.19 points to end at 5.51 and Oil Search Ltd (ASX:) was down 3.33% or 0.140 points to 4.070.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 718 to 628 and 406 ended unchanged.
Shares in Iress Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 16.80% or 1.84 to 12.79. Shares in Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX:) rose to