Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.04%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , IT and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which rose 15.15% or 1.280 points to trade at 9.730 at the close. Metro Inc . (TSX: MRU ) added 5.11% or 3.09 points to end at 63.57 and Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) was up 4.68% or 0.78 points to 17.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ), which lost 4.32% or 0.64 points to trade at 14.19 in late trade. Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) declined 3.57% or 0.72 points to end at 19.43 and Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) shed 3.41% or 0.75 points to 21.24.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 612 to 411 and 126 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 0.24% or 4.65 to $1905.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.66% or 0.26 to hit $39.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.70% or 0.29 to trade at $41.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.7518, while CAD/EUR rose 0.59% to 0.6420.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.985.

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