Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.73%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.73% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which rose 10.71% or 3.08 points to trade at 31.85 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) added 10.56% or 0.68 points to end at 7.12 and Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ) was up 8.89% or 5.31 points to 65.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nutrien Ltd (TSX: NTR ), which lost 2.71% or 3.41 points to trade at 122.53 in late trade. Yamana Gold Inc (TSX: YRI ) declined 2.48% or 0.17 points to end at 6.68 and Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd . (TSX: AEM ) shed 2.39% or 1.68 points to 68.53.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 695 to 319 and 102 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 0.04% to 22.26.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.18% or 3.40 to $1,849.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 3.35% or 3.70 to hit $114.03 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.78% or 3.09 to trade at $114.21 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.32% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.10% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 101.79.

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