Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.96%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.96%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ), which rose 17.93% or 0.26 points to trade at 1.71 at the close. First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) added 8.53% or 0.72 points to end at 9.16 and Hudson's Bay Company (TSX: HBC ) was up 7.57% or 0.71 points to 10.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ), which lost 7.98% or 0.260 points to trade at 3.000 in late trade. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ) declined 4.76% or 0.030 points to end at 0.600 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 4.27% or 1.590 points to 35.660.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 652 to 429 and 105 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 9.69% to 12.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.16% or 17.70 to $1505.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.39% or 1.31 to hit $56.12 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $59.74 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.02% to 0.7506, while CAD/EUR rose 0.00% to 0.6774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 98.250.

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