Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.93%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.93%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Clean Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.93% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TSX: GC ), which rose 34.80% or 10.06 points to trade at 38.97 at the close. Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR ) added 16.93% or 8.20 points to end at 56.63 and Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) was up 9.25% or 1.59 points to 18.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Summit Industrial Income REIT (TSX: SMU_u ), which lost 4.26% or 0.60 points to trade at 13.48 in late trade. Endeavour Mining Corp (TSX: EDV ) declined 3.55% or 1.08 points to end at 29.32 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) shed 3.53% or 0.72 points to 19.68.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 657 to 339 and 121 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 down 0.74% or 13.95 to $1862.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.73% or 0.30 to hit $41.66 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.73% or 0.32 to trade at $43.93 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.21% to 0.7656, while CAD/EUR rose 0.16% to 0.6502.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 93.023.

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