Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.54%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Clean Technology , Financials and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ), which rose 5.61% or 4.27 points to trade at 80.34 at the close. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) added 5.59% or 4.71 points to end at 88.98 and Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL ) was up 5.33% or 2.60 points to 51.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canadian Tire Corp Ltd (TSX: CTCa ), which lost 1.87% or 2.60 points to trade at 136.75 in late trade. Filo Mining Corp (TSX: FIL ) declined 1.81% or 0.46 points to end at 24.99 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) shed 1.67% or 1.32 points to 77.87.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 539 to 376 and 112 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 7.84% to 9.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.07% or 1.70 to $2,335.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.14% or 0.88 to hit $77.75 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.79 to trade at $82.15 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.47% to 0.73, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.16% to 0.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 104.65.

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