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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has continued its downward fall, losing 0.8% today, despite strong rises on overseas markets on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1.3%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.1%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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