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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has maintained its downward fall losing 0.8% and extending its sell-off for five days. Only the gold and utilities sectors managed to finish in the black, rising 6.7% and 0.8% respectively.

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

  • Resolute Mining (ASX: RSG) soared 22.4% to 52 cents
  • St Barbara (ASX: SBM) gained 16% to 29 cents
  • Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR) climbed 15.4% to 45 cents
  • Kingsgate Consolidated (ASX: KCN) added 12.6% to 98.5 cents
  • Evolution Mining (ASX: EVN) closed up 9.3% at 59 cents

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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