Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.56%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.56% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Extendicare Inc (TO: EXE ), which rose 6.95% or 0.51 points to trade at 7.85 at the close. Ensign Energy Services Inc (TO: ESI ) added 5.13% or 0.31 points to end at 6.35 and PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TO: PSK ) was up 4.40% or 0.85 points to 20.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Power Corporation Of Canada (TO: POW ), which lost 3.75% or 1.20 points to trade at 30.79 in late trade. TMX Group Limited (TO: X ) declined 2.84% or 2.50 points to end at 85.58 and Cronos Group Inc (TO: CRON ) shed 2.62% or 0.5900 points to 21.9000.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 562 to 506 and 120 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 4.75% to 11.02.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.26% or 3.35 to $1274.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.96% or 0.63 to hit $66.18 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.09 to trade at $74.37 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7449, while CAD/EUR rose 0.07% to 0.6636.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.245.

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