Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 5.58% or 0.97 points to trade at 18.34 at the close. Winpak Ltd. (TSX: WPK ) added 5.17% or 2.13 points to end at 43.29 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ) was up 5.26% or 0.42 points to 8.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX ), which lost 6.03% or 0.57 points to trade at 8.89 in late trade. Empire Company Ltd (TSX: EMPa ) declined 4.20% or 1.77 points to end at 40.38 and Granite REIT (TSX: GRT_u ) shed 3.05% or 2.59 points to 82.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 586 to 418 and 127 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.05% or 0.80 to $1778.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.59% or 0.43 to hit $73.28 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.70% or 0.52 to trade at $75.33 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.8126, while CAD/EUR rose 0.18% to 0.6815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 91.808.

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