Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.20%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ), which rose 9.23% or 0.52 points to trade at 6.21 at the close. Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ) added 8.51% or 3.29 points to end at 41.96 and Village Farms International Inc (TSX: VFF ) was up 7.95% or 0.63 points to 8.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ), which lost 4.42% or 0.35 points to trade at 7.57 in late trade. Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX: BIR ) declined 2.38% or 0.155 points to end at 6.355 and Tourmaline Oil Corp . (TSX: TOU ) shed 2.32% or 0.95 points to 40.05.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 699 to 335 and 90 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 7.09% to 15.72.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17% or 2.95 to $1780.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.23% or 2.80 to hit $69.06 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.06% or 2.84 to trade at $72.72 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.71% to 0.7839, while CAD/EUR rose 1.01% to 0.6948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 96.282.

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