Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.50%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Consumer Discretionary and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.50% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ), which rose 13.18% or 21.54 points to trade at 185.03 at the close. WELL Health Technologies Corp (TSX: WELL ) added 8.30% or 0.38 points to end at 4.96 and Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) was up 8.28% or 3.02 points to 39.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nutrien Ltd (TSX: NTR ), which lost 5.28% or 7.05 points to trade at 126.51 in late trade. Capstone Mining Corp (TSX: CS ) declined 3.44% or 0.25 points to end at 7.02 and Parex Resources Inc (TSX: PXT ) shed 3.37% or 0.93 points to 26.63.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 729 to 310 and 101 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 9.73% to 12.80 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.12% or 21.70 to $1,918.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.89% or 0.94 to hit $105.02 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.79% or 0.87 to trade at $108.62 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.13% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR fell 0.80% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 98.47.

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