Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.17%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.17% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ), which rose 10.07% or 1.49 points to trade at 16.28 at the close. SilverCrest Metals Inc (TSX: SIL ) added 9.06% or 1.04 points to end at 12.52 and Dundee Precious Metals Inc (TSX: DPM ) was up 9.05% or 0.88 points to 10.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which lost 4.87% or 0.85 points to trade at 16.62 in late trade. Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) declined 4.47% or 0.45 points to end at 9.61 and Air Canada (TSX: AC ) shed 4.00% or 0.67 points to 16.09.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 533 to 509 and 114 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 2.07% or 39.20 to $1934.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.55% or 0.64 to hit $40.55 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.25% or 0.54 to trade at $42.80 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.62% to 0.7623, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6445.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.65% at 93.035.

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