Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.37%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.37% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO: PLI ), which rose 8.47% or 0.200 points to trade at 2.560 at the close. Colliers International Group Inc (TO: CIGI ) added 7.82% or 3.99 points to end at 54.99 and CAE Inc. (TO: CAE ) was up 6.58% or 1.25 points to 20.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teck Resources Ltd B (TO: TECKb ), which lost 10.25% or 3.35 points to trade at 29.32 in late trade. Pan American Silver Corp (TO: PAAS ) declined 6.84% or 1.86 points to end at 25.33 and Cameco Corp (TO: CCO ) shed 3.90% or 0.63 points to 15.51.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 690 to 484 and 144 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 6.70% to 11.28.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.67% or 8.25 to $1233.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.38% or 0.20 to hit $53.00 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.54% or 0.30 to trade at $55.67 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.03% to 0.7650, while CAD/EUR fell 0.22% to 0.7215.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 101.03.

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