Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.92%

© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.92%© Reuters. Australia stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/ASX 200 down 0.92% – Australia stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Australia, the lost 0.92%.

The best performers of the session on the were Resolute Mining Ltd (AX:), which rose 2.98% or 0.043 points to trade at 1.468 at the close. Meanwhile, Bellamys Australia Ltd (AX:) added 2.54% or 0.100 points to end at 4.030 and Northern Star Resources Ltd (AX:) was up 2.40% or 0.090 points to 3.840 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Aconex Ltd (AX:), which fell 45.13% or 2.550 points to trade at 3.100 at the close. Orocobre Ltd (AX:) declined 7.02% or 0.335 points to end at 4.435 and Nextdc Ltd (AX:) was down 5.37% or 0.180 points to 3.170.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Australia Stock Exchange by 689 to 414 and 318 ended unchanged.

Shares in Aconex Ltd (AX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 45.13% or 2.550 to 3.100.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 7.88% to 13.388.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.38% or 4.55 to $ 1195.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.39% or 0.21 to hit $ 52.96 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.45% or 0.25 to trade at $ 55.45 a barrel.

AUD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7551, while AUD/JPY fell 0.52% to 86.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 100.25.

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