Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.35%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Clean Technology , Telecoms and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cineplex Inc . (TSX: CGX ), which rose 41.40% or 9.94 points to trade at 33.95 at the close. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) added 6.76% or 0.560 points to end at 8.840 and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TSX: SNC ) was up 6.21% or 1.45 points to 24.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ), which lost 6.47% or 1.290 points to trade at 18.660 in late trade. OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) declined 6.43% or 0.160 points to end at 2.330 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TSX: EDV ) shed 4.68% or 1.190 points to 24.250.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 718 to 376 and 123 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 up 2.03% to 12.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.30 to $1480.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.35% or 0.21 to hit $60.19 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.25% or 0.16 to trade at $65.38 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.7600, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6819.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.630.

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