Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.64%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 7.58% or 2.85 points to trade at 40.43 at the close. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) added 5.43% or 1.44 points to end at 27.95 and Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ) was up 5.09% or 0.40 points to 8.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX: FR ), which lost 6.84% or 1.20 points to trade at 16.35 in late trade. Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ) declined 6.05% or 0.13 points to end at 2.02 and NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX: NVA ) shed 5.29% or 0.63 points to 11.27.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 530 to 522 and 95 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 1.37% to 10.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.76% or 34.90 to $1,951.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 5.03% or 5.41 to hit $102.20 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 5.17% or 5.85 to trade at $107.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.01% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.03% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 100.97.

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