Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 2.13%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 2.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Energy , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 2.13% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ShawCor Ltd . (TSX: SCL ), which rose 69.86% or 1.46 points to trade at 3.55 at the close. Baytex Energy Corp (TSX: BTE ) added 25.37% or 0.170 points to end at 0.840 and Secure Energy Services Inc . (TSX: SES ) was up 22.50% or 0.36 points to 1.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ), which lost 7.06% or 1.27 points to trade at 16.73 in late trade. Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) declined 3.93% or 0.41 points to end at 10.03 and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (TSX: WPM ) shed 3.76% or 1.98 points to 50.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 829 to 283 and 82 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 2.24% or 38.70 to $1688.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 4.62% or 1.73 to hit $39.14 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 5.03% or 2.01 to trade at $42.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.47% to 0.7441, while CAD/EUR rose 1.00% to 0.6596.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 97.002.

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