Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.07%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Materials and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.07% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO: FM ), which rose 15.73% or 1.20 points to trade at 8.83 at the close. First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO: FR ) added 14.68% or 1.60 points to end at 12.50 and HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO: HBM ) was up 14.56% or 0.68 points to 5.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Interfor Corp (TO: IFP ), which lost 3.24% or 0.42 points to trade at 12.53 in late trade. Mitel Networks Corporation (TO: MNW ) declined 2.88% or 0.26 points to end at 8.78 and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (TO: FFH ) shed 2.79% or 20.02 points to 696.73.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 893 to 477 and 357 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 2.89% to 13.76 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 1.41% or 17.40 to $1252.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.13% or 1.29 to hit $42.48 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.56% or 1.10 to trade at $44.01 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 1.00% to 0.7900, while CAD/EUR rose 0.61% to 0.6956.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.41% at 94.06.

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