Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Healthcare and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which rose 3.73% or 1.51 points to trade at 42.03 at the close. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 2.84% or 1.99 points to end at 72.05 and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX: BBU_u ) was up 2.79% or 1.68 points to 61.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included LifeWorks Inc (TSX: LWRK ), which lost 1.94% or 0.51 points to trade at 25.75 in late trade. Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) declined 1.68% or 1.55 points to end at 90.60 and Seabridge Gold Inc . (TSX: SEA ) shed 1.65% or 0.41 points to 24.44.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 545 to 372 and 141 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 2.82% to 12.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 4.05 to $1788.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.40% or 0.31 to hit $78.08 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $82.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.16% to 0.7905, while CAD/EUR rose 0.09% to 0.7053.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.757.

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