Australian stocks turn more volatile
Australian stocks closed on lower positions on April 23. Consumer staples, A-REITs and Healthcare sectors have driven the shares down.
By the time the trading in Sydney was over, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.08%.
Lynas Corporation demonstrated the best performance in the session, going up 0.235 points - 16.85% - and ending up at 1.630. Perenti Global gained 0.065 points - 9.29% - and ended up at 0.765. Santos went up 0.290 points - 7.27% - and ended up at 4.280.
Meanwhile, Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals had the worst performance, tumbling down 1.40 points - 6.58% - and ending up at 19.87. Avita Medical lost 0.030 points - 6.38% - and ended up at 0.440. Ramsay Health Care dropped 3.77 - 5.86% - and ended up at 60.52.
There were 680 gaining stocks and 506 falling stocks in Sydney trading. 299 stayed flat.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX - the metric for the implied volatility of Australian stocks - went up to 30.528, gaining 7.62% .