Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 up 0.29% By

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<span>© Reuters Australia stocks higher at close of trade; S&amp;P/ASX 200 up 0.29%</span><br />
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<p> – Australia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.</p>
<p>At the close in Sydney, the gained 0.29%.</p>
<p>The best performers of the session on the were <span itemscope="" itemtype=""><span itemprop="name"> Megaport Ltd </span></span> (ASX:), which rose 27.71% or 2.71 points to trade at 12.49 at the close. Meanwhile, <span itemscope="" itemtype=""><span itemprop="name"> Nickel Mines </span></span> Ltd (ASX:) added 22.50% or 0.14 points to end at 0.74 and <span itemscope="" itemtype=""><span itemprop="name"> Gold Road Resources Ltd </span></span> (ASX:) was up 9.32% or 0.13 points to 1.52 in late trade.</p>
<p>The worst performers of the session were <span itemscope="" itemtype=""><span itemprop="name"> Netwealth Group </span></span> Ltd (ASX:), which fell 5.02% or 0.87 points to trade at 16.47 at the close. Alumina Ltd (ASX:) declined 3.43% or 0.04 points to end at 1.13 and Qbe Insurance Group Ltd (ASX:) was down 2.41% or 0.38 points to 15.39.</p>
<p>Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 653 to 562 and 359 ended unchanged.</p>
<p>Shares in Megaport Ltd (ASX:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 27.71% or 2.71 to 12.49. </p>
<p>The , which measures the implied volatility of S&amp;P/ASX 200 options, was up 2.24% to 11.36.</p>
<p>Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.30% or 6.20 to $2,050.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.49% or 0.38 to hit $77.16 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.36 to trade at $82.19 a barrel.</p>
<p>AUD/USD was unchanged 0.09% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY fell 0.05% to 97.47.</p>
<p>The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 103.29.</p>
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