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 Tuesday, as gains in the Materials , IT and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ), which rose 11.28% or 0.37 points to trade at 3.65 at the close. Dundee Precious Metals Inc (TSX: DPM ) added 3.77% or 0.28 points to end at 7.71 and Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) was up 3.35% or 0.32 points to 9.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ), which lost 6.03% or 0.35 points to trade at 5.45 in late trade. Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI ) declined 5.47% or 1.92 points to end at 33.10 and Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) shed 5.12% or 0.54 points to 10.01.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 524 to 512 and 110 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 August delivery was up 0.12% or 2.20 to $1808.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.65% or 1.22 to hit $75.32 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.81% or 1.36 to trade at $76.52 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.52% to 0.7987, while CAD/EUR rose 0.18% to 0.6780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 92.767.

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