Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.69%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.69% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ), which rose 6.59% or 0.145 points to trade at 2.345 at the close. Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ) added 6.43% or 0.350 points to end at 5.790 and Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSX: SVM ) was up 5.88% or 0.31 points to 5.58 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ), which lost 3.13% or 1.55 points to trade at 48.03 in late trade. Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TSX: ZZZ ) declined 1.98% or 0.65 points to end at 32.17 and Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF ) shed 1.50% or 0.99 points to 64.97.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 717 to 313 and 114 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 1.45% or 26.05 to $1821.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.81% or 1.22 to hit $68.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.98% or 1.39 to trade at $71.57 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.55% to 0.7926, while CAD/EUR rose 0.20% to 0.6719.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 92.668.

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