Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.29%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Industrials and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ), which rose 11.64% or 2.2500 points to trade at 21.5800 at the close. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) added 9.18% or 0.180 points to end at 2.140 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) was up 6.60% or 24.290 points to 392.240 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ), which lost 7.49% or 0.35 points to trade at 4.32 in late trade. Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ) declined 7.45% or 0.33 points to end at 4.10 and Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ) shed 6.98% or 0.18 points to 2.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 619 to 478 and 103 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 2.54% to 14.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.45% or 6.00 to $1334.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 3.29% or 1.76 to hit $51.72 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $60.51 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.7451, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6640.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.287.

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