Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.21% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Osisko Gold Ro (TSX: OR ), which rose 5.47% or 0.71 points to trade at 13.68 at the close. OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) added 5.26% or 0.130 points to end at 2.600 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ) was up 4.53% or 1.84 points to 42.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which lost 5.33% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.420 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) declined 2.97% or 0.45 points to end at 14.70 and TMX Group Limited (TSX: X ) shed 2.86% or 3.56 points to 120.88.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 592 to 446 and 128 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 April delivery was down 0.51% or 8.10 to $1571.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.97% or 0.48 to hit $50.05 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.86% or 0.99 to trade at $54.26 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.21% to 0.7524, while CAD/EUR rose 0.17% to 0.6893.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 98.627.

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