Australia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Utilities, Energy and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 added 0.35%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/ASX 200 were Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX:PBH), which rose 19.03% or 0.29 points to trade at 1.84 at the close. Meanwhile, Perenti Global Ltd (ASX:PRN) added 9.09% or 0.11 points to end at 1.26 and Resmed Inc DRC (ASX:RMD) was up 6.59% or 2.22 points to 35.93 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML), which fell 5.56% or 0.04 points to trade at 0.68 at the close. Resolute Mining Ltd (ASX:RSG) declined 5.21% or 0.03 points to end at 0.46 and Appen Ltd (ASX:APX) was down 4.78% or 0.15 points to 2.99.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 672 to 614 and 442 ended unchanged.
Shares in Resmed Inc DRC (ASX:RMD) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.59% or 2.22 to 35.93.
The S&P/ASX 200 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, was up 5.57% to 12.34.
Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.51% or 10.15 to $1,988.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.16% or 0.89 to hit $75.89 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 1.01% or 0.81 to trade at $79.52 a barrel.
AUD/USD was unchanged 0.48% to 0.66, while AUD/JPY rose 0.86% to 90.82.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 101.61.