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 IT , Healthcare and Industrials 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 Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ), which rose 6.13% or 5.52 points to trade at 95.52 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 4.33% or 0.440 points to end at 10.590 and Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX: MFC ) was up 4.18% or 1.04 points to 25.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which lost 9.89% or 2.54 points to trade at 23.15 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 5.86% or 2.46 points to end at 39.55 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) shed 4.15% or 0.290 points to 6.700.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 544 to 462 and 121 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 down 4.16% to 12.20.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.71% or 13.20 to $1853.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.10% or 0.08 to hit $79.83 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.44 to trade at $82.49 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.29% to 0.7965, while CAD/EUR rose 0.11% to 0.7032.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 95.860.

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