Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ), which rose 10.53% or 1.29 points to trade at 13.54 at the close. Cineplex Inc . (TSX: CGX ) added 8.33% or 0.66 points to end at 8.58 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ) was up 7.54% or 4.500 points to 64.215 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX: NG ), which lost 6.13% or 0.81 points to trade at 12.40 in late trade. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) declined 5.73% or 1.44 points to end at 23.70 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) shed 4.77% or 0.28 points to 5.59.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 593 to 444 and 95 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 August delivery was up 0.47% or 8.45 to $1818.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.64% or 0.26 to hit $40.88 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.19 to trade at $43.27 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.75% to 0.7405, while CAD/EUR rose 0.24% to 0.6534.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 96.415.

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