Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.47%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.47% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX: PVG ), which rose 25.66% or 3.40 points to trade at 16.65 at the close. Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ) added 17.17% or 3.95 points to end at 26.96 and Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) was up 15.63% or 26.00 points to 192.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ), which lost 15.80% or 1.46 points to trade at 7.78 in late trade. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) declined 8.65% or 2.205 points to end at 23.300 and NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ) shed 6.73% or 1.07 points to 14.83.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 562 to 472 and 136 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 October delivery was up 1.27% or 25.85 to $2062.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.45% or 0.19 to hit $42.00 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $45.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.27% to 0.7517, while CAD/EUR fell 0.38% to 0.6328.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 92.757.

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