Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.68%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials , Energy and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ), which rose 15.30% or 0.710 points to trade at 5.350 at the close. Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSX: SVM ) added 12.54% or 0.81 points to end at 7.27 and Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ) was up 10.96% or 0.710 points to 7.190 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ), which lost 7.10% or 1.340 points to trade at 17.540 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) declined 6.71% or 1.80 points to end at 25.04 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) shed 5.52% or 0.18 points to 3.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 659 to 412 and 97 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 1.36% or 24.10 to $1791.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.37% or 0.87 to hit $64.45 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.09% or 0.73 to trade at $67.49 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.8146, while CAD/EUR fell 0.26% to 0.6754.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 90.953.

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