Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.99%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.99% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ), which rose 17.86% or 7.24 points to trade at 47.78 at the close. Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) added 5.75% or 0.560 points to end at 10.300 and Gibson Energy Inc . (TSX: GEI ) was up 5.54% or 1.24 points to 23.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 4.20% or 1.34 points to trade at 30.54 in late trade. Dream Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: DIR_u ) declined 3.35% or 0.57 points to end at 16.47 and SunOpta Inc . (TSX: SOY ) shed 3.00% or 0.32 points to 10.49.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 678 to 365 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 4.55 to $1799.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.24% or 1.00 to hit $81.44 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.18% or 0.98 to trade at $84.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.57% to 0.8080, while CAD/EUR rose 0.53% to 0.6967.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 93.983.

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