Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed lower by 0.3% at 5,387.1, despite a more than 1% rise on Wall Street overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1.1%, while the S&P 500 added 1.3%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Linc Energy (ASX: LNC) was slammed down 11% to $1.22
  • Kingsgate Consolidated (ASX: KCN) dropped 5.8% to $1.385
  • Lynas Corporation (ASX: LYC) lost 5.7% to 33 cents
  • Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST) slipped 5.6% to 76 cents
  • Evolution Mining (ASX:EVN) slid 5% to 75.5 cents

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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King owns shares in Kingsgate Consolidated. You can follow Mike on Twitter @TMFKinga

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