Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.03%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials , Real Estate and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which rose 12.00% or 0.995 points to trade at 9.285 at the close. Air Canada (TSX: AC ) added 7.94% or 1.12 points to end at 15.22 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TSX: EDV ) was up 7.59% or 2.15 points to 30.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Frontera Energy Corp (TSX: FEC ), which lost 9.54% or 0.35 points to trade at 3.32 in late trade. Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB ) declined 7.67% or 4.62 points to end at 55.61 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) shed 7.62% or 0.61 points to 7.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 595 to 456 and 90 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 June delivery was up 1.33% or 22.75 to $1739.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 9.65% or 2.44 to hit $27.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 7.09% or 2.07 to trade at $31.26 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.42% to 0.7120, while CAD/EUR rose 0.63% to 0.6595.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 100.377.

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