Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.46%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , Consumer Discretionary and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.46% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ), which rose 4.62% or 0.54 points to trade at 12.22 at the close. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) added 4.57% or 0.71 points to end at 16.26 and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TSX: WFT ) was up 4.07% or 2.35 points to 60.08 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ), which lost 17.21% or 10.900 points to trade at 52.420 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 6.42% or 0.23 points to end at 3.35 and Transcontinental Inc (TSX: TCLa ) shed 3.03% or 0.44 points to 14.09.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 639 to 418 and 130 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 up 9.40% to 10.36.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.61% or 8.95 to $1461.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.36% or 0.21 to hit $57.98 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.42% or 0.26 to trade at $62.63 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.04% to 0.7515, while CAD/EUR rose 0.10% to 0.6826.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 98.240.

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