Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.70%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.70% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Stelco Holdings Inc (TSX: STLC ), which rose 10.24% or 4.23 points to trade at 45.55 at the close. Teck Resources Ltd B (TSX: TECKb ) added 8.08% or 2.71 points to end at 36.23 and Capstone Mining Corp (TSX: CS ) was up 7.72% or 0.38 points to 5.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE ), which lost 9.83% or 4.10 points to trade at 37.60 in late trade. Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) declined 4.99% or 4.60 points to end at 87.51 and Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX: EFN ) shed 4.81% or 0.66 points to 13.07.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 593 to 357 and 107 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 4.10% to 16.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.93% or 17.20 to $1865.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.33% or 0.27 to hit $81.61 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.27 to trade at $82.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.69% to 0.7948, while CAD/EUR fell 0.42% to 0.6941.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 95.157.

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