Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the IT , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ), which rose 20.55% or 0.150 points to trade at 0.880 at the close. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) added 8.50% or 0.73 points to end at 9.32 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) was up 6.73% or 1.710 points to 27.100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which lost 7.14% or 1.720 points to trade at 22.380 in late trade. Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ) declined 5.80% or 0.32 points to end at 5.20 and CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE ) shed 5.57% or 1.12 points to 19.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 543 to 467 and 112 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 0.72% or 12.40 to $1734.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.89% or 0.64 to hit $33.28 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.58% or 0.93 to trade at $35.13 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.20% to 0.7151, while CAD/EUR rose 0.28% to 0.6561.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 99.785.

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