Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has gained 0.3% to 5,352.8, after US markets rallied to record highs on Friday. The Dow Jones gained 0.3%, while the S&P 500 rose 0.5% and closing above 1800 for the first time ever. The health care sector was the leader, rising 1.2%, while the gold sector had a miserable day, losing 3.2%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

  • Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR) plummeted 8.9% to 51 cents
  • Beadell Resources (ASX: BDR) dropped 8.4% to 76 cents
  • Goodman Fielder (ASX: GFF) fell 7.1% to 65.5 cents
  • Resolute Mining (ASX: RSG) lost 6.9% to 47.5 cents
  • Evolution Mining (ASX: EVN) slipped 5.5% to 60.5 cents

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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King owns shares in Silver Lake Resources and Beadell Resources. You can follow Mike on Twitter @TMFKinga

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