Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.40%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Clean Technology , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ShawCor Ltd . (TSX: SCL ), which rose 35.85% or 0.95 points to trade at 3.60 at the close. Secure Energy Services Inc . (TSX: SES ) added 12.93% or 0.19 points to end at 1.66 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) was up 10.68% or 1.75 points to 18.13 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ), which lost 4.95% or 0.68 points to trade at 13.06 in late trade. Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX: PVG ) declined 4.72% or 0.55 points to end at 11.11 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) shed 3.42% or 0.60 points to 16.93.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 801 to 242 and 86 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 August delivery was down 0.09% or 1.60 to $1738.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.22% or 0.08 to hit $36.42 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.88% or 0.34 to trade at $38.89 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.20% to 0.7352, while CAD/EUR rose 0.62% to 0.6533.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.138.

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