Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.43%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Materials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ), which rose 7.14% or 0.21 points to trade at 3.15 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 5.72% or 0.550 points to end at 10.170 and Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ) was up 5.44% or 0.41 points to 7.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (TSX: WFG ), which lost 6.37% or 6.57 points to trade at 96.50 in late trade. Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD ) declined 2.82% or 6.48 points to end at 223.52 and Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) shed 2.79% or 0.91 points to 31.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 731 to 343 and 92 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 June delivery was up 0.90% or 15.95 to $1794.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.49% or 1.56 to hit $61.11 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.24% or 1.49 to trade at $65.08 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.93% to 0.8004, while CAD/EUR rose 0.96% to 0.6651.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 91.108.

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