Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials , IT and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA ), which rose 11.94% or 3.70 points to trade at 34.69 at the close. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 10.11% or 2.63 points to end at 28.65 and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ) was up 9.85% or 0.39 points to 4.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ), which lost 5.52% or 5.15 points to trade at 88.21 in late trade. Cascades Inc . (TSX: CAS ) declined 4.32% or 0.46 points to end at 10.19 and Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) shed 4.14% or 0.59 points to 13.67.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 566 to 423 and 91 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 11.38% to 22.73.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.29% or 23.47 to $1,839.37 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.78% or 1.90 to hit $108.94 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.93% or 2.11 to trade at $111.22 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.55% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.54% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.93% at 102.89.

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