Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.45% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Capstone Mining Corp (TSX: CS ), which rose 7.99% or 0.44 points to trade at 5.95 at the close. Canadian National Railway Company (TSX: CNR ) added 5.20% or 7.98 points to end at 161.50 and MAG Silver Corp (TSX: MAG ) was up 5.06% or 1.11 points to 23.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ), which lost 3.40% or 0.080 points to trade at 2.270 in late trade. Teck Resources Ltd B (TSX: TECKb ) declined 2.47% or 0.89 points to end at 35.10 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) shed 2.17% or 0.235 points to 10.595.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 555 to 452 and 115 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 December delivery was up 0.82% or 14.55 to $1785.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.04% or 0.86 to hit $83.30 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.75% or 0.64 to trade at $85.72 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.36% to 0.8117, while CAD/EUR rose 0.22% to 0.6967.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.582.

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