Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has hit a road bump, falling 0.5% to 5,415.5. Most sectors fell, with just the information technology and telecommunications sectors posting positive rises.

The Australian dollar also suffered a fall and is now buying 95.05 US cents.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Perseus Mining (ASX: PRU) was dumped, falling 16.5% to 53 cents
  • SAI Global (ASX: SAI) dropped 6.2% to $4.10
  • Atlas Iron (ASX: AGO) closed down 5.5% at $1.035
  • Whitehaven Coal (ASX: WHC) fell 5.3% to $1.695
  • Monadelphous (ASX: MND) slipped 5% to $18.28

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