Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.53%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Discretionary and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.53% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ), which rose 7.66% or 2.12 points to trade at 29.80 at the close. Canaccord Genuity Group Inc (TSX: CF ) added 6.41% or 0.83 points to end at 13.78 and Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ) was up 5.45% or 1.96 points to 37.95 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which lost 15.01% or 2.87 points to trade at 16.25 in late trade. NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) declined 3.54% or 0.270 points to end at 7.350 and SunOpta Inc . (TSX: SOY ) shed 3.45% or 0.36 points to 10.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 522 to 506 and 109 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 December delivery was down 1.65% or 29.75 to $1768.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.08% or 0.88 to hit $82.19 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.69 to trade at $84.69 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.08% to 0.8077, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 93.957.

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