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 Thursday, as gains in the Materials , Consumer Staples and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ), which rose 5.75% or 2.870 points to trade at 52.820 at the close. Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ) added 5.16% or 0.330 points to end at 6.720 and Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TSX: ZZZ ) was up 5.13% or 1.43 points to 29.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ), which lost 5.50% or 0.74 points to trade at 12.71 in late trade. BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ) declined 4.68% or 0.63 points to end at 12.83 and Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) shed 3.39% or 0.68 points to 19.37.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 660 to 355 and 104 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 up 1.67% or 30.00 to $1829.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.70% or 1.23 to hit $73.62 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.68% or 1.24 to trade at $75.11 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.70% to 0.8035, while CAD/EUR rose 0.30% to 0.6758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 91.870.

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