Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.23% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Chorus Aviation Inc (TO: CHR ), which rose 15.10% or 0.950 points to trade at 7.240 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ) added 11.17% or 5.670 points to end at 56.450 and Goldcorp Inc. (TO: G ) was up 7.23% or 0.93 points to 13.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Precision Drilling Corporation (TO: PD ), which lost 5.08% or 0.15 points to trade at 2.80 in late trade. Stars Group Inc (TO: TSGI ) declined 4.88% or 1.22 points to end at 23.78 and Norbord Inc (TO: OSB ) shed 4.57% or 1.78 points to 37.16.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 597 to 515 and 94 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 up 3.47% to 18.48.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.18% or 2.35 to $1291.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.88% or 0.97 to hit $50.62 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.23% or 1.35 to trade at $59.13 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.08% to 0.7533, while CAD/EUR fell 0.05% to 0.6570.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.200.

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