Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.28%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which rose 26.08% or 4.18 points to trade at 20.21 at the close. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ) added 22.46% or 3.25 points to end at 17.72 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) was up 10.68% or 0.33 points to 3.42 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ), which lost 12.49% or 1.93 points to trade at 13.52 in late trade. Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) declined 3.88% or 0.94 points to end at 23.26 and Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) shed 2.97% or 0.77 points to 25.14.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 611 to 389 and 108 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 August delivery was up 0.18% or 3.20 to $1803.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.84% or 0.60 to hit $72.25 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.23 to trade at $73.75 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.60% to 0.7982, while CAD/EUR rose 0.41% to 0.6740.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.287.

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