Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.22%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare , IT and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.22% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI ), which rose 11.25% or 3.03 points to trade at 29.97 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ) added 9.25% or 2.80 points to end at 33.08 and Lion Electric Co (TSX: LEV ) was up 7.84% or 0.80 points to 11.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MAG Silver Corp (TSX: MAG ), which lost 10.76% or 2.40 points to trade at 19.91 in late trade. Osisko Gold Ro (TSX: OR ) declined 7.55% or 1.35 points to end at 16.54 and Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) shed 3.97% or 0.50 points to 12.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 709 to 358 and 86 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 6.26% to 14.53 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.25% or 24.20 to $1,919.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.84% or 1.89 to hit $104.87 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.14% or 1.22 to trade at $107.86 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.30% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.69% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 98.22.

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