Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Clean Technology , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.15% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were goeasy Ltd (TSX: GSY ), which rose 7.49% or 10.30 points to trade at 147.75 at the close. Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) added 6.59% or 1.96 points to end at 31.69 and Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) was up 5.90% or 1.90 points to 34.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ), which lost 6.55% or 0.69 points to trade at 9.85 in late trade. Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) declined 5.69% or 5.06 points to end at 83.86 and Gfl Environmental Inc (TSX: GFL ) shed 4.22% or 1.84 points to 41.76.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 552 to 507 and 115 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 up 0.64% or 11.25 to $1778.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.52% or 0.33 to hit $63.13 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.21 to trade at $66.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.32% to 0.7996, while CAD/EUR rose 0.23% to 0.6675.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 91.547.

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