Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.52%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Energy , Materials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.52% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ), which rose 18.23% or 9.19 points to trade at 59.60 at the close. ARC Resources Ltd . (TSX: ARX ) added 8.52% or 1.02 points to end at 12.99 and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TSX: RBA ) was up 8.42% or 7.21 points to 92.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which lost 11.92% or 1.970 points to trade at 14.560 in late trade. Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ) declined 11.51% or 1.35 points to end at 10.38 and Telus International Cda Inc (TSX: TIXT ) shed 5.91% or 2.81 points to 44.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 623 to 393 and 121 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 17.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.39% or 24.95 to $1818.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 3.34% or 2.63 to hit $81.44 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.73% or 2.20 to trade at $82.74 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.8033, while CAD/EUR rose 0.00% to 0.6949.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 94.233.

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