Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.03%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy , Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ), which rose 11.67% or 2.69 points to trade at 25.74 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) added 6.92% or 0.38 points to end at 5.87 and Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX: AAV ) was up 6.83% or 0.53 points to 8.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which lost 17.27% or 3.99 points to trade at 19.12 in late trade. Descartes Systems Group Inc (TSX: DSG ) declined 5.78% or 4.89 points to end at 79.73 and SSR Mining Inc (TSX: SSRM ) shed 4.74% or 1.15 points to 23.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 545 to 473 and 93 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 5.78% to 21.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.38% or 6.95 to $1,823.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.92% or 2.07 to hit $109.69 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 1.95 to trade at $111.05 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.09% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 103.69.

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