Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

ASX added 0.2%, shrugging off the US government shutdown

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed up 0.2% to 5,215.6, shrugging off the impact of the US government shutdown. The gold sector followed the gold price down, losing more than 3%, while consumer discretionary and information technology sectors both saw gains of more than 1%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Linc Energy (ASX: LNC) slumped 10.5% to $1.257
  • Ausdrill (ASX: ASL) dropped 4.8% to $1.40
  • Resolute Mining (ASX: RSG) lost 4.7% to 61.5 cents
  • Beadell Resources (ASX: BDR) fell 4% to 83.5 cents
  • Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM) slipped 4% to $10.95


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