Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.90%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ), which rose 10.76% or 4.70 points to trade at 48.40 at the close. Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX: HUT ) added 8.91% or 0.670 points to end at 8.190 and Osisko Mining Corp (TSX: OSK ) was up 7.74% or 0.34 points to 4.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TMX Group Limited (TSX: X ), which lost 3.36% or 4.34 points to trade at 124.97 in late trade. Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) declined 2.46% or 1.45 points to end at 57.52 and Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD ) shed 1.98% or 3.80 points to 188.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 690 to 348 and 104 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 0.76% to 22.64.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.30% or 5.35 to $1800.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $88.16 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.11 to trade at $89.15 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.21% to 0.7884, while CAD/EUR fell 0.05% to 0.6999.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.302.

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