Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.57%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials , Consumer Staples and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ), which rose 23.88% or 6.94 points to trade at 36.00 at the close. Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) added 9.14% or 1.85 points to end at 22.10 and Osisko Gold Ro (TSX: OR ) was up 7.44% or 0.93 points to 13.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ), which lost 7.49% or 1.11 points to trade at 13.70 in late trade. West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (TSX: WFG ) declined 5.98% or 5.13 points to end at 80.63 and Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) shed 5.72% or 1.62 points to 26.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 615 to 466 and 86 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 April delivery was up 0.69% or 11.90 to $1734.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.81% or 0.49 to hit $60.15 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.00% or 0.64 to trade at $63.05 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.35% to 0.7933, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6563.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 90.778.

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