Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.63%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy , Real Estate and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which rose 10.85% or 4.51 points to trade at 46.08 at the close. Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) added 5.42% or 0.82 points to end at 15.94 and Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) was up 4.69% or 0.075 points to 1.675 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which lost 4.25% or 0.530 points to trade at 11.950 in late trade. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) declined 3.25% or 0.18 points to end at 5.36 and Jamieson Wellness Inc (TSX: JWEL ) shed 2.86% or 1.14 points to 38.66.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 676 to 341 and 105 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 up 10.14% to 14.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.90% or 16.05 to $1804.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.36% or 1.68 to hit $72.80 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.91% or 1.41 to trade at $75.37 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.56% to 0.7785, while CAD/EUR rose 0.17% to 0.6870.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 96.060.

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