Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.13%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Clean Technology and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.13% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Jamieson Wellness Inc (TSX: JWEL ), which rose 7.32% or 2.38 points to trade at 34.88 at the close. Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 5.71% or 3.54 points to end at 65.51 and Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) was up 4.18% or 8.39 points to 209.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ), which lost 8.60% or 4.32 points to trade at 45.90 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 4.67% or 0.560 points to end at 11.435 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) shed 4.09% or 0.92 points to 21.55.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 610 to 443 and 92 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 December delivery was up 0.04% or 0.75 to $1805.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.89% or 0.85 to hit $45.76 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.55% or 0.74 to trade at $48.52 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7692, while CAD/EUR fell 0.16% to 0.6458.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 92.002.

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