Local shares managed a significant turnaround today, fighting off a 0.6% intraday decline to finish the day slightly ahead. However, most shares in the energy sector today acted as a drag, as did shares across the gold sector.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) up 0.1% to 5537 points
  • ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) up 0.1% to 5612 points
  • AUD/USD at US 75.18 cents
  • Iron Ore at US$56.86 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin
  • Gold at US$1,318.57 an ounce
  • Brent oil at US$44.88 a barrel

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) shares managed to lift 0.1%, but Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) and Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) dropped 0.8% and 2.4%, respectively.

Meanwhile, Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) shares fell another 2.3%, while St Barbara Ltd (ASX: SBM) dropped 4.9%. It was one of the worst-performing shares from the ASX 200 group.

iSentia Group Ltd (ASX: ISD) shares experienced a sharp drop as well. They closed 5.2% lower at $3.08, although they did fall as low as $2.98 during the session.

Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW) and Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) closed lower as well, falling 3.3% and 4.6%.

On a more positive note, Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX: WES) shares rose 0.8%, Medibank Private Ltd (ASX: MPL) gained 4.4%, and Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX: MND) lifted 3.8%.

Here are Tuesday’s top stories:

  1. Why shares of iSentia Group Ltd are getting crushed in 2016
  2. 3 shares with higher dividend yields than Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  3. Woolworths Limited soars 8%, but is it time to buy?
  4. Gold miner Northern Star Resources Ltd posts record profit, is it a buy?
  5. This hidden crisis could be about to slam into the property market
  6. Are oil prices headed under US$40 a barrel?
  7. These are the 10 best-performing shares in the ASX 200 in 2016

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