Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Financials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.45% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were MEG Energy Corp (TSX: MEG ), which rose 5.85% or 0.51 points to trade at 9.23 at the close. PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TSX: PSK ) added 5.68% or 0.78 points to end at 14.52 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) was up 5.68% or 0.61 points to 11.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX: AT ), which lost 8.76% or 1.140 points to trade at 11.870 in late trade. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ) declined 6.61% or 0.58 points to end at 8.19 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) shed 5.83% or 1.64 points to 26.41.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 593 to 452 and 103 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 0.33% or 6.25 to $1859.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.99% or 1.41 to hit $72.29 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.78% or 1.30 to trade at $74.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.35% to 0.8204, while CAD/EUR fell 0.39% to 0.6765.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 90.510.

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