Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Osisko Mining Corp (TSX: OSK ), which rose 6.69% or 0.19 points to trade at 3.03 at the close. Filo Mining Corp (TSX: FIL ) added 6.18% or 1.14 points to end at 19.59 and BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD (TSX: BAM ) was up 5.19% or 2.39 points to 48.52 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ), which lost 10.13% or 1.28 points to trade at 11.36 in late trade. Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ) declined 7.26% or 0.81 points to end at 10.35 and Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ) shed 5.18% or 0.16 points to 2.93.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 616 to 356 and 107 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 6.52% to 11.61 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.26% or 5.35 to $2,045.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.71% or 1.31 to hit $77.72 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.46% or 1.19 to trade at $82.66 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.12% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.07% to 0.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 102.74.

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