Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.09%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which rose 15.46% or 0.45 points to trade at 3.36 at the close. Athabasca Oil Corp (TSX: ATH ) added 12.81% or 0.26 points to end at 2.29 and Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ) was up 9.02% or 6.22 points to 75.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ), which lost 4.61% or 0.45 points to trade at 9.31 in late trade. Alimentation Couche Tard Inc (TSX: ATD ) declined 1.89% or 0.99 points to end at 51.44 and Thomson Reuters Corp (TSX: TRI ) shed 1.79% or 2.48 points to 136.17.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 682 to 337 and 108 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 3.27% to 21.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.19% or 3.25 to $1,706.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 4.63% or 4.38 to hit $98.95 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 4.52% or 4.57 to trade at $105.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.42% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.13% to 0.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 107.27.

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