Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.17%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Clean Technology , Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which rose 17.65% or 0.30 points to trade at 2.00 at the close. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) added 14.41% or 3.70 points to end at 29.37 and Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) was up 13.20% or 3.51 points to 30.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which lost 5.49% or 2.16 points to trade at 37.22 in late trade. Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ) declined 5.32% or 8.77 points to end at 156.05 and Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) shed 4.53% or 1.91 points to 40.24.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 543 to 515 and 92 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 up 0.34% or 5.95 to $1761.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $80.61 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.37% or 0.31 to trade at $83.34 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.17% to 0.8024, while CAD/EUR rose 0.36% to 0.6959.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 94.510.

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