Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.86%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Energy and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were TMX Group Limited (TSX: X ), which rose 12.07% or 12.24 points to trade at 113.64 at the close. Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX: IPL ) added 8.74% or 1.90 points to end at 23.64 and Cott Corp (TSX: BCB ) was up 7.44% or 1.22 points to 17.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IAMGold Corporation (TSX: IMG ), which lost 14.55% or 0.780 points to trade at 4.580 in late trade. NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX: NVA ) declined 9.38% or 0.210 points to end at 2.030 and Ag Growth International Inc (TSX: AFN ) shed 9.01% or 4.57 points to 46.13.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 679 to 392 and 111 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 11.57% to 12.53.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.46% or 7.05 to $1512.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.54% or 1.81 to hit $52.90 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $57.74 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.05% to 0.7556, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6752.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 97.468.

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