The worst performers of the session were Nearmap Ltd, which fell 6.59% or 0.180 points to trade at 2,550 at closing. Incitec Pivot Ltd fell 6.23% or 0.200 points to finish at 3,010 and Service Stream Ltd was down 4.18% or 0.120 points at 2,750.
The best session performers on the S&P / ASX 200 were Speedcast International Ltd, which rose 23.87% or 0.185 points to trade at 0.960 close.
Shares in western areas shpk rose to their 52-week highs; up to 14.11% or 0.350 to 2.830. In Incitec Pivot Ltd fell to 52-week lows; dropping 6.23% or 0.200 to 3.010. Shares in the NL Independence Group rose to 3-year highs; gaining 9.56% or 0.520 to 5.960.
Futures for December delivery rose 0.12% or 1.85 to $ 1531.25 per troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodity trading, October crude oil fell 0.02% or 0.01 to reach $ 55.09 a barrel, while Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.16 to trade at $ 59.09 a barrel./investing