At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.16%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were St Barbara Ltd (AX:SBM), which rose 6.27% or 0.160 points to trade at 2.710 at the close. Orocobre Ltd (AX:ORE) added 5.11% or 0.140 points to end at 2.880 and Resolute Mining Ltd (AX:RSG) was up 5.08% or 0.060 points to 1.240 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Santos Ltd (AX:STO), which lost 5.77% or 0.210 points to trade at 3.430 in late trade. Origin Energy Ltd (AX:ORG) declined 3.85% or 0.290 points to end at 7.240 and Alumina Ltd (AX:AWC) shed 3.13% or 0.058 points to 1.782.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 566 to 556 and 373 ended unchanged on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was down 6.41% to 11.682.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.34% or 4.24 to $1268.44 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.46% or 0.23 to hit $49.39 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.36% or 0.19 to trade at $52.22 a barrel.
AUD/USD was up 0.15% to 0.7485, while AUD/JPY rose 0.29% to 83.25.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.84.
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