SYDNEY, AAP – Investors bucked the Wall Street lead and raised the ASX, although the market remains lower for the week.

The indices stayed a little higher through most of Thursday, as property and healthcare shares performed best.

Gold miner Evolution jumped almost 10 per cent after buying a Queensland mine from Glencore for $1 billion.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed up 9.3 points, or 0.13 per cent, to 7379.2 points.

The All Ordinaries closed higher by 9.2 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 7713.2 points.

The Australian dollar was buying 72.75 US cents at 1619 AEDT, lower from 72.82 US cents at Wednesday’s close.