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%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials , Clean Technology and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.30% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX: NVA ), which rose 8.64% or 0.140 points to trade at 1.760 at the close. Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX: BBU_u ) added 7.81% or 3.35 points to end at 46.27 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) was up 6.80% or 0.84 points to 13.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ), which lost 4.79% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.590 in late trade. Sierra Wireless Inc . (TSX: SW ) declined 3.47% or 0.50 points to end at 13.93 and Restaurant Brands Intl (TSX: QSR ) shed 3.05% or 3.12 points to 99.19.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 713 to 357 and 104 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 3.94% to 13.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.37% or 5.75 to $1561.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.80% or 2.05 to hit $55.99 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $60.47 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.03% to 0.7563, while CAD/EUR rose 0.07% to 0.6855.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 98.403.

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