Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.18%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Energy and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ensign Energy Services Inc . (TO: ESI ), which rose 21.30% or 1.44 points to trade at 8.20 at the close. Crew Energy Inc (TO: CR ) added 12.40% or 0.47 points to end at 4.26 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO: FM ) was up 10.79% or 0.70 points to 7.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Celestica Inc. (TO: CLS ), which lost 4.56% or 0.64 points to trade at 13.40 in late trade. CCL Industries Inc (TO: CCLb ) declined 4.54% or 10.68 points to end at 224.45 and Concordia Healthcare (TO: CXR ) shed 4.52% or 1.50 points to 31.69.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 800 to 570 and 313 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 3.36% to 17.26 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was down 0.09% or 1.10 to $1256.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 4.51% or 1.82 to hit $42.18 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 4.23% or 1.81 to trade at $44.64 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 1.04% to 0.7834, while CAD/EUR rose 1.24% to 0.6878.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.03% at 94.00.

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