Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.33%
Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy , Telecoms and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.33% to hit a new 1-month high.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Stantec Inc (TSX: STN ), which rose 15.71% or 4.47 points to trade at 32.93 at the close. TransAlta Corp (TSX: TA ) added 10.55% or 0.81 points to end at 8.49 and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (TSX: CNQ ) was up 8.44% or 2.88 points to 37.02 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ), which lost 14.54% or 1.71 points to trade at 10.05 in late trade. Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K ) declined 12.13% or 0.77 points to end at 5.58 and Home Capital Group Inc . (TSX: HCG ) shed 7.23% or 2.15 points to 27.60.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 618 to 452 and 115 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 1.22% to 10.53 a new 3-month low.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.58% or 23.55 to $1469.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.24% or 0.70 to hit $57.05 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.53 to trade at $62.27 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.7591, while CAD/EUR rose 0.23% to 0.6870.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 97.977.
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