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Australian stocks edge up with mixed performances across sectors

Australian stocks edge up with mixed performances across sectors

Australian stocks edged up slightly Monday with a mixed performance across sectors and a lift in oil price offering a modest boost to the energy companies.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index lifted 14.4 points to 6,166 and the All Ordinaries index rose 17.3 points to 6,158.3.
CMC Markets senior dealer Josh Whiting said sector performance was mixed, with a rise in the oil price overnight pushing the energy stocks higher. He said that banking stocks, ANZ Bank and Westpac Bank performed well, as did the mining giant BHP Billiton.
BHP Billiton shares gained 12 cents to A$29.51, while rival Rio Tinto climbed 17 cents to A$82.87.
In the banking sector, ANZ was the star performer with shares advancing 14 cents to A$30.60. Westpac had its stocks finish up 1 cent to close at A$27.05.
Also among the major banks, National Australia Bank dipped by 16 cents to A$43.00, while Commonwealth Bank shares dropped 28 cents to A$52.76.
Among energy stocks, Woodside Petroleum rose 17 cents to A$39.42, Oil Search shares closed steady at A$3.58 and Santos shares fell 1 cent to A$11.24.
The media sector's major shares all ended the day on a low, apart from Seven Network, which enjoyed a 3 cent gain to A$11.34.


Updated : 2021-05-06 13:06 GMT+08:00