Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canadian Tire Corp Ltd (TSX: CTCa ), which rose 10.15% or 19.54 points to trade at 211.98 at the close. GENIVAR Inc . (TSX: WSP ) added 8.98% or 11.18 points to end at 135.64 and SunOpta Inc . (TSX: SOY ) was up 7.24% or 1.02 points to 15.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which lost 18.27% or 4.57 points to trade at 20.45 in late trade. AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX: AT ) declined 17.10% or 2.110 points to end at 10.230 and Pan American Silver Corp (TSX: PAAS ) shed 10.86% or 4.39 points to 36.05.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 537 to 524 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.18% or 3.35 to $1826.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 3.60% or 2.38 to hit $63.70 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.48% or 2.41 to trade at $66.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.25% to 0.8220, while CAD/EUR fell 0.25% to 0.6808.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 90.725.

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