Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.26%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TSX: SNC ), which rose 12.35% or 1.97 points to trade at 17.92 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) added 6.71% or 0.31 points to end at 4.93 and Secure Energy Services Inc . (TSX: SES ) was up 6.28% or 0.37 points to 6.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 6.16% or 29.070 points to trade at 442.980 in late trade. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ) declined 5.13% or 3.165 points to end at 58.515 and Restaurant Brands Intl (TSX: QSR ) shed 4.18% or 4.12 points to 94.47.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 634 to 417 and 121 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 3.70% to 12.48 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.16% or 17.50 to $1493.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.10% or 0.06 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.08% or 0.05 to trade at $62.72 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7607, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6887.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 98.252.

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