Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.30%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX: EFN ), which rose 6.37% or 0.76 points to trade at 12.70 at the close. Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX: CTS ) added 5.90% or 0.54 points to end at 9.70 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) was up 5.78% or 0.38 points to 6.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aecon Group Inc . (TSX: ARE ), which lost 8.55% or 1.48 points to trade at 15.83 in late trade. Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) declined 4.30% or 1.24 points to end at 27.61 and Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) shed 3.06% or 2.00 points to 63.38.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 582 to 463 and 96 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 3.34% to 22.30.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.63% or 12.15 to $1,931.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 8.34% or 8.62 to hit $112.03 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 9.30% or 9.76 to trade at $114.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.77% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR rose 0.82% to 0.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.38.

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