Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed down 0.2% at 5,206.8, despite the US government shutdown after Congress failed to pass the government’s spending bill. In other news the RBA held the official cash rate at 2.5% at its board meeting today as widely expected.

Here are the top five best performing stocks in the index today.

  • Senex Energy (ASX: SXY) soared 4.8% to 77 cents
  • Boart Longyear (ASX: BLY) rose 3.5% to 45 cents
  • Southern Cross Media (ASX: SXL) added 3.4% to $1.825
  • GWA Group (ASX: GWA) closed up 3% at $3.13
  • Aristocrat Leisure (ASX: ALL) gained 2.8% to finish at $4.75

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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