Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.33%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Real Estate and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.33% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ), which rose 6.81% or 1.08 points to trade at 16.94 at the close. Air Canada (TSX: AC ) added 6.35% or 1.71 points to end at 28.66 and CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE ) was up 5.09% or 1.87 points to 38.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ), which lost 5.13% or 2.08 points to trade at 38.47 in late trade. Dundee Precious Metals Inc (TSX: DPM ) declined 3.06% or 0.26 points to end at 8.25 and Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ) shed 2.83% or 0.44 points to 15.11.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 551 to 488 and 107 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 down 0.20% or 3.85 to $1894.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.40% or 0.97 to hit $70.20 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.85 to trade at $72.34 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.19% to 0.8260, while CAD/EUR fell 0.07% to 0.6784.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 90.060.

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