Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.44% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ), which rose 22.89% or 1.52 points to trade at 8.16 at the close. Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) added 15.27% or 2.03 points to end at 15.32 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) was up 10.23% or 2.26 points to 24.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX: CTS ), which lost 5.73% or 0.660 points to trade at 10.850 in late trade. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TSX: RBA ) declined 4.94% or 4.58 points to end at 88.09 and Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI ) shed 3.72% or 1.33 points to 34.39.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 591 to 428 and 118 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 17.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.60% or 10.85 to $1827.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.66% or 0.54 to hit $81.81 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.64 to trade at $83.38 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.13% to 0.8033, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6933.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 94.052.

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