Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.36%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.36%

Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ), which rose 5.40% or 2.42 points to trade at 47.27 at the close. Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD ) added 5.17% or 7.04 points to end at 143.27 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) was up 5.14% or 1.28 points to 26.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which lost 11.57% or 0.56 points to trade at 4.28 in late trade. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ) declined 10.29% or 1.12 points to end at 9.76 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 9.06% or 0.29 points to 2.91.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 514 to 487 and 110 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 9.60% to 22.04.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.80 to $1,704.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.97% or 1.89 to hit $97.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.04% or 2.02 to trade at $101.12 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.76% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.13% to 0.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 107.88.

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