Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.05%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the IT , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ), which rose 30.91% or 5.52 points to trade at 23.38 at the close. TFI International Inc (TSX: TFII ) added 29.33% or 19.09 points to end at 84.18 and Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ) was up 24.59% or 4.64 points to 23.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ), which lost 8.61% or 0.74 points to trade at 7.85 in late trade. Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ) declined 6.31% or 1.040 points to end at 15.430 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) shed 5.90% or 0.80 points to 12.75.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 527 to 509 and 97 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 February delivery was down 0.11% or 1.95 to $1854.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.73% or 0.38 to hit $52.65 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.30 to trade at $55.55 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.11% to 0.7846, while CAD/EUR rose 0.18% to 0.6465.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 90.362.

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