Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.46%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Industrials and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ), which rose 23.53% or 0.480 points to trade at 2.520 at the close. Precision Drilling Corporation (TO: PD ) added 14.84% or 0.42 points to end at 3.25 and Constellation Software Inc . (TO: CSU ) was up 14.24% or 141.21 points to 1132.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sierra Wireless Inc . (TO: SW ), which lost 26.82% or 5.52 points to trade at 15.06 in late trade. New Gold Inc (TO: NGD ) declined 26.38% or 0.430 points to end at 1.200 and Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TO: CHE_u ) shed 19.80% or 2.32 points to 9.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 599 to 481 and 121 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 1.65% to 15.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.03% or 0.35 to $1315.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.15% or 0.62 to hit $54.52 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.60% or 1.02 to trade at $64.63 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.27% to 0.7523, while CAD/EUR fell 0.52% to 0.6663.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.875.

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