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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has dropped 1.4% to close at 5,198, following the lead of US markets overnight. The Dow Jones industrial Average lost 0.2%, while the S&P 500 slipped 0.1%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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