Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.56%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Clean Technology , IT and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ), which rose 4.53% or 0.34 points to trade at 7.85 at the close. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) added 4.44% or 0.91 points to end at 21.40 and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX: BBU_u ) was up 4.36% or 2.18 points to 52.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TSX: LIF ), which lost 4.33% or 1.80 points to trade at 39.77 in late trade. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) declined 3.95% or 0.97 points to end at 23.57 and Sprott Inc . (TSX: SII ) shed 2.65% or 1.15 points to 42.22.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 607 to 354 and 129 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 0.08% or 1.40 to $1784.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.22% or 1.41 to hit $62.09 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.96% or 1.30 to trade at $65.15 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.01% to 0.7793, while CAD/EUR fell 0.17% to 0.6662.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 93.498.

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