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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed up 0.3% at 5,386.3. That followed gains in offshore markets overnight. The US Dow Jones added 0.6%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.3%, and the UK’s FTSE 100 saw a rise of 0.6%.

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

  • St Barbara (ASX: SBM) climbed 5% to 52.5 cents
  • Beadell Resources (ASX: BDR) added 4.8% to 97.5 cents
  • Macquarie Atlas Roads Group (ASX: MQA) closed up 4% at $2.83
  • Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR) rose 3.9% to 79.5 cents
  • Boart Longyear (ASX: BLY) gained 3.4% to 45.5 cents

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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