Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.35%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials , Industrials and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.35% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ), which rose 4.93% or 0.21 points to trade at 4.47 at the close. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) added 4.38% or 0.56 points to end at 13.36 and CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE ) was up 4.34% or 1.45 points to 34.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX: BIR ), which lost 6.35% or 0.12 points to trade at 1.77 in late trade. Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ) declined 4.76% or 0.16 points to end at 3.20 and ARC Resources Ltd . (TSX: ARX ) shed 4.10% or 0.24 points to 5.62.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 756 to 302 and 117 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 0.38% to 13.34.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.50% or 7.75 to $1529.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.73% or 1.55 to hit $55.16 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 2.33% or 1.41 to trade at $59.08 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.19% to 0.7512, while CAD/EUR rose 0.43% to 0.6835.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 98.763.

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