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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has gained 0.3% to 5,103.2, following the lead from offshore markets. Overnight, the Dow Jones gained 0.8%, while the S&P 500 rose 0.6%, while in Europe the UK’s FTSE 100 soared 1.3%.

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

These stocks were the losers on the day.

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