Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.18%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.18%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Energy , Materials and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were MTY Food Group Inc (TSX: MTY ), which rose 8.34% or 4.54 points to trade at 58.95 at the close. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX: AAV ) added 6.72% or 0.64 points to end at 10.17 and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ) was up 5.12% or 0.25 points to 5.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which lost 7.94% or 1.86 points to trade at 21.56 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 7.48% or 3.16 points to end at 39.06 and Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX: CTS ) shed 6.80% or 0.67 points to 9.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 699 to 340 and 93 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 down 26.00% to 12.04 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.35% or 6.70 to $1,944.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.13% or 2.05 to hit $98.08 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.12% or 2.13 to trade at $102.71 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.15% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.21% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.82.

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