Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.48%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.48% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ), which rose 12.26% or 1.52 points to trade at 13.92 at the close. Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ) added 10.18% or 0.75 points to end at 8.12 and Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX: IPL ) was up 8.38% or 1.47 points to 19.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which lost 3.56% or 3.12 points to trade at 84.61 in late trade. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) declined 3.25% or 0.12 points to end at 3.57 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 2.78% or 0.840 points to 29.410.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 673 to 383 and 103 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 0.14% or 2.65 to $1902.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.52% or 1.67 to hit $67.99 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.76% or 1.22 to trade at $70.54 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.8286, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 89.870.

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