Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.89%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.89%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ), which rose 13.76% or 0.56 points to trade at 4.63 at the close. Home Capital Group Inc . (TSX: HCG ) added 5.40% or 2.17 points to end at 42.33 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) was up 5.39% or 0.580 points to 11.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ), which lost 5.35% or 10.55 points to trade at 186.50 in late trade. TFI International Inc (TSX: TFII ) declined 3.06% or 4.20 points to end at 133.03 and Aecon Group Inc . (TSX: ARE ) shed 2.28% or 0.42 points to 18.04.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 593 to 471 and 94 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 up 0.52% or 9.20 to $1793.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.48% or 0.40 to hit $83.97 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.00% or 0.84 to trade at $84.56 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.22% to 0.8085, while CAD/EUR fell 0.09% to 0.6968.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.898.

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