Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.30%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Real Estate and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.30% 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 12.40% or 1.19 points to trade at 10.79 at the close. Cronos Group Inc (TO: CRON ) added 11.24% or 3.2100 points to end at 31.7700 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ) was up 2.68% or 1.670 points to 64.060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Transcontinental Inc (TO: TCLa ), which lost 4.10% or 0.77 points to trade at 17.99 in late trade. Onex Corp (TO: ONEX ) declined 3.17% or 2.52 points to end at 77.05 and WestJet Airlines Ltd (TO: WJA ) shed 2.96% or 0.62 points to 20.32.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 608 to 446 and 133 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 14.14% to 11.29 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.35 to $1288.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.05% or 0.03 to hit $56.30 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $65.59 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.09% to 0.7484, while CAD/EUR fell 0.05% to 0.6621.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 96.765.

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