Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , Utilities and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ), which rose 3.92% or 4.07 points to trade at 107.95 at the close. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (TSX: ATDb ) added 3.55% or 1.41 points to end at 41.10 and George Weston Limited (TSX: WN ) was up 3.34% or 3.63 points to 112.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ), which lost 8.21% or 0.74 points to trade at 8.27 in late trade. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ) declined 6.30% or 0.53 points to end at 7.88 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) shed 6.09% or 1.74 points to 26.85.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 662 to 415 and 108 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.26% or 21.80 to $1710.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.90% or 0.55 to hit $61.52 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.48 to trade at $64.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.7944, while CAD/EUR rose 0.14% to 0.6747.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.925.

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