Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT , Clean Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Norbord Inc (TSX: OSB ), which rose 8.31% or 3.61 points to trade at 47.07 at the close. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) added 5.65% or 1.25 points to end at 23.38 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) was up 4.81% or 58.55 points to 1276.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TSX: WFT ), which lost 4.58% or 3.35 points to trade at 69.76 in late trade. Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) declined 3.14% or 0.16 points to end at 4.94 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) shed 3.13% or 0.66 points to 20.45.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 527 to 461 and 130 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 December delivery was down 0.50% or 9.45 to $1864.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.57% or 0.24 to hit $41.77 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.63% or 0.28 to trade at $44.06 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.11% to 0.7651, while CAD/EUR rose 0.04% to 0.6450.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.352.

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