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 Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Clean Technology and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ), which rose 10.99% or 4.92 points to trade at 49.69 at the close. Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB ) added 10.26% or 5.91 points to end at 63.50 and NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ) was up 9.84% or 1.52 points to 16.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX: NG ), which lost 11.46% or 1.86 points to trade at 14.37 in late trade. Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ) declined 11.01% or 0.120 points to end at 0.970 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) shed 10.99% or 130.61 points to 1057.37.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 621 to 444 and 98 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 June delivery was down 1.71% or 29.70 to $1705.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 3.19% or 1.06 to hit $34.31 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.08% or 0.74 to trade at $36.27 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 1.45% to 0.7253, while CAD/EUR rose 0.69% to 0.6603.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.92% at 98.972.

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