Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.25%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 16.40% or 6.04 points to trade at 42.86 at the close. Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ) added 12.32% or 1.190 points to end at 10.850 and Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) was up 11.28% or 1.10 points to 10.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 10.31% or 179.53 points to trade at 1562.16 in late trade. Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSX: DSG ) declined 6.84% or 7.16 points to end at 97.46 and MTY Food Group Inc (TSX: MTY ) shed 5.75% or 3.64 points to 59.64.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 571 to 492 and 87 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 6.65% to 17.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.81% or 14.55 to $1814.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.46% or 1.11 to hit $77.19 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.47% or 1.16 to trade at $80.14 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.32% to 0.7871, while CAD/EUR rose 0.44% to 0.6976.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.295.

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