Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.04%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.04% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Baytex Energy Corp (TSX: BTE ), which rose 9.36% or 0.16 points to trade at 1.87 at the close. First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX: FR ) added 8.06% or 1.10 points to end at 14.75 and Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) was up 7.86% or 0.54 points to 7.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which lost 9.83% or 0.290 points to trade at 2.660 in late trade. Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ) declined 4.92% or 0.1300 points to end at 2.5100 and Enghouse Systems Ltd (TSX: ENGH ) shed 3.93% or 2.01 points to 49.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 611 to 472 and 107 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 0.00% to 12.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.55% or 8.15 to $1489.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.38% or 0.23 to hit $60.67 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.64% or 0.42 to trade at $66.56 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.01% to 0.7606, while CAD/EUR fell 0.07% to 0.6858.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.255.

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