Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.62%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.62%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.62% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP ), which rose 5.33% or 4.62 points to trade at 91.31 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ) added 5.00% or 2.42 points to end at 50.82 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) was up 4.72% or 0.280 points to 6.210 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ), which lost 3.30% or 0.47 points to trade at 13.63 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 3.10% or 0.290 points to end at 9.070 and IAMGold Corporation (TSX: IMG ) shed 2.83% or 0.09 points to 2.92.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 497 to 488 and 113 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 0.05% or 0.85 to $1817.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $68.47 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.20% or 0.14 to trade at $71.49 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.00% to 0.7926, while CAD/EUR fell 0.28% to 0.6691.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 92.472.

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