Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.63%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which rose 6.82% or 1.13 points to trade at 17.69 at the close. Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ) added 6.48% or 1.81 points to end at 29.73 and Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TSX: ZZZ ) was up 6.13% or 1.25 points to 21.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ), which lost 6.34% or 1.25 points to trade at 18.48 in late trade. Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ) declined 4.09% or 1.21 points to end at 28.38 and Enghouse Systems Ltd (TSX: ENGH ) shed 2.90% or 2.20 points to 73.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 629 to 419 and 136 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 0.75% or 14.60 to $1932.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.19% or 0.08 to hit $42.42 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.34% or 0.60 to trade at $45.53 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.36% to 0.7563, while CAD/EUR fell 0.31% to 0.6416.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 93.310.

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