Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.59%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy , Industrials and Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ), which rose 11.89% or 2.91 points to trade at 27.38 at the close. NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) added 10.98% or 0.550 points to end at 5.560 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) was up 7.85% or 0.72 points to 9.89 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ), which lost 5.78% or 8.94 points to trade at 145.69 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) declined 5.70% or 1.14 points to end at 18.85 and Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: CUF_u ) shed 3.69% or 0.37 points to 9.67.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 631 to 411 and 117 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 up 0.48% or 8.55 to $1784.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.67% or 0.44 to hit $65.25 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.38% or 0.26 to trade at $68.62 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.23% to 0.8142, while CAD/EUR rose 0.41% to 0.6786.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 91.308.

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