Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.20% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Transcontinental Inc (TSX: TCLa ), which rose 2.88% or 0.47 points to trade at 16.78 at the close. Primo Water Corp (TSX: PRMW ) added 2.35% or 0.47 points to end at 20.51 and Emera Incorporated (TSX: EMA ) was up 2.15% or 1.11 points to 52.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 9.84% or 3.54 points to trade at 32.45 in late trade. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ) declined 6.67% or 0.64 points to end at 8.95 and K92 Mining Inc (TSX: KNT ) shed 3.53% or 0.28 points to 7.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 530 to 446 and 122 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 down 1.78% to 15.99 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.54% or 9.40 to $1,755.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.78% or 1.39 to hit $76.55 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.68% or 1.43 to trade at $83.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.26% to 0.75, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.26% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 105.94.

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