Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.19%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , Telecoms and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ), which rose 4.62% or 1.26 points to trade at 28.51 at the close. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) added 4.33% or 1.38 points to end at 33.28 and Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ) was up 4.26% or 0.42 points to 10.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 8.67% or 4.37 points to trade at 46.03 in late trade. Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) declined 5.87% or 5.37 points to end at 86.04 and Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) shed 5.78% or 0.100 points to 1.630.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 576 to 407 and 124 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 up 2.54% to 18.19 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.33% or 5.90 to $1782.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $66.17 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.18 to trade at $69.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.29% to 0.7802, while CAD/EUR fell 0.12% to 0.6893.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.032.

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