Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the REITs , Financials and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ), which rose 9.76% or 0.33 points to trade at 3.71 at the close. Onex Corp (TSX: ONEX ) added 5.32% or 3.12 points to end at 61.79 and Home Capital Group Inc . (TSX: HCG ) was up 5.07% or 1.20 points to 24.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Parex Resources Inc (TSX: PXT ), which lost 3.98% or 0.58 points to trade at 13.98 in late trade. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) declined 3.90% or 0.31 points to end at 7.64 and Gibson Energy Inc . (TSX: GEI ) shed 3.71% or 0.82 points to 21.27.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 560 to 461 and 134 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 0.01% or 0.10 to $1904.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.14% or 0.87 to hit $39.77 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.81% or 0.77 to trade at $41.69 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.02% to 0.7614, while CAD/EUR fell 0.29% to 0.6421.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 92.727.

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