Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.18%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Energy and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.18% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ), which rose 7.72% or 0.24 points to trade at 3.35 at the close. Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 6.90% or 7.72 points to end at 119.63 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) was up 6.79% or 0.590 points to 9.280 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cascades Inc . (TSX: CAS ), which lost 7.42% or 1.19 points to trade at 14.85 in late trade. Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) declined 6.36% or 0.67 points to end at 9.86 and Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) shed 5.55% or 0.56 points to 9.62.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 563 to 438 and 115 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 0.42% or 7.65 to $1806.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.28% or 0.87 to hit $69.02 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.24% or 0.87 to trade at $71.25 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.33% to 0.8000, while CAD/EUR rose 0.39% to 0.6761.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 92.270.

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