Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.98%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.98%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare , IT and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.98% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which rose 10.84% or 155.01 points to trade at 1585.46 at the close. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) added 8.67% or 0.28 points to end at 3.51 and Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ) was up 7.73% or 1.400 points to 19.510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ), which lost 6.49% or 0.74 points to trade at 10.67 in late trade. FirstService Corp (TSX: FSV ) declined 3.85% or 8.32 points to end at 208.02 and Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ) shed 3.21% or 0.29 points to 8.75.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 657 to 373 and 119 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 0.13% or 2.35 to $1781.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.46% or 0.92 to hit $63.86 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.34% or 0.88 to trade at $66.75 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.64% to 0.8116, while CAD/EUR rose 0.45% to 0.6699.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 90.642.

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