Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , Materials and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO: FR ), which rose 4.90% or 0.36 points to trade at 7.70 at the close. Enercare Inc (TO: ECI ) added 4.78% or 0.86 points to end at 18.86 and Exchange Income Corporation (TO: EIF ) was up 4.15% or 1.360 points to 34.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Crew Energy Inc (TO: CR ), which lost 7.10% or 0.13 points to trade at 1.70 in late trade. Ensign Energy Services Inc (TO: ESI ) declined 6.71% or 0.47 points to end at 6.53 and Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ) shed 5.75% or 0.230 points to 3.770.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 591 to 506 and 130 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 0.20% to 15.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.15% or 15.20 to $1335.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.19% or 0.12 to hit $62.45 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.13 to trade at $65.67 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.66% to 0.7765, while CAD/EUR rose 0.10% to 0.6258.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 89.57.

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