Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.12%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.12% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO: ACB ), which rose 9.72% or 0.700 points to trade at 7.900 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ) added 8.72% or 2.890 points to end at 36.030 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO: TXG ) was up 3.90% or 0.500 points to 13.320 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO: LIF ), which lost 3.07% or 0.67 points to trade at 21.15 in late trade. Element Fleet Management Corp (TO: EFN ) declined 2.51% or 0.15 points to end at 5.82 and Trican Well Service Ltd . (TO: TCW ) shed 2.31% or 0.080 points to 3.380.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 1.07% to 11.97 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1292.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.67% or 1.19 to hit $72.56 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.18% or 0.93 to trade at $79.44 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.72% to 0.7818, while CAD/EUR rose 0.59% to 0.6632.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 93.45.

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