Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.87%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.87%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which rose 33.68% or 1.960 points to trade at 7.780 at the close. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) added 13.87% or 1.01 points to end at 8.29 and Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) was up 12.85% or 5.84 points to 51.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TSX: BAD ), which lost 11.07% or 4.50 points to trade at 36.15 in late trade. TMX Group Limited (TSX: X ) declined 3.25% or 4.33 points to end at 129.00 and Enerplus Corporation (TSX: ERF ) shed 2.92% or 0.07 points to 2.33.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 791 to 209 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.76% or 52.35 to $1948.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.89% or 0.35 to hit $38.80 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.75% or 0.31 to trade at $40.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.75% to 0.7666, while CAD/EUR fell 0.07% to 0.6483.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.84% at 92.623.

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