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 Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Clean Technology and Healthcare 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 Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which rose 8.53% or 2.17 points to trade at 27.62 at the close. ECN Capital Corp (TSX: ECN ) added 8.38% or 0.49 points to end at 6.34 and Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ) was up 7.71% or 5.23 points to 73.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ), which lost 5.50% or 0.86 points to trade at 14.79 in late trade. Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) declined 4.85% or 1.53 points to end at 30.04 and Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TSX: LIF ) shed 4.77% or 1.96 points to 39.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 522 to 517 and 93 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 2.85% to 19.42.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 2.28% or 44.80 to $1,916.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 7.96% or 8.20 to hit $94.81 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 7.99% or 8.54 to trade at $98.36 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.48% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.43% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 99.00.

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