Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.78%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.78%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.78% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Element Fleet Management Corp (TO: EFN ), which rose 10.13% or 0.47 points to trade at 5.11 at the close. Stars Group Inc (TO: TSGI ) added 9.37% or 4.00 points to end at 46.68 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ) was up 6.70% or 2.030 points to 32.330 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO: CEU ), which lost 7.07% or 0.400 points to trade at 5.260 in late trade. Extendicare Inc (TO: EXE ) declined 4.09% or 0.32 points to end at 7.50 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TO: EDV ) shed 3.70% or 0.830 points to 21.610.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 643 to 455 and 122 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 1.51% to 12.77.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.55% or 7.20 to $1313.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.58% or 0.41 to hit $71.11 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.71% or 1.32 to trade at $78.44 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.7811, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6544.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.50.

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