Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.09%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Energy and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Summit Industrial Income REIT (TSX: SMU_u ), which rose 3.66% or 0.46 points to trade at 13.03 at the close. Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) added 3.51% or 0.450 points to end at 13.280 and TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX: TOG ) was up 2.78% or 0.11 points to 4.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saputo Inc (TSX: SAP ), which lost 6.57% or 3.02 points to trade at 42.93 in late trade. Ensign Energy Services Inc (TSX: ESI ) declined 4.29% or 0.22 points to end at 4.91 and Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) shed 4.19% or 0.090 points to 2.060.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 523 to 509 and 134 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 17.93% to 12.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.45% or 5.95 to $1339.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.88% or 1.49 to hit $53.17 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $62.25 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.01% to 0.7482, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6633.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.987.

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