Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.04%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Energy and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Pason Systems Inc . (TSX: PSI ), which rose 10.71% or 0.78 points to trade at 8.06 at the close. Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ) added 10.11% or 0.71 points to end at 7.73 and Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) was up 8.82% or 2.13 points to 26.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ), which lost 5.97% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.260 in late trade. NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX: NG ) declined 5.89% or 0.68 points to end at 10.87 and Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSX: SVM ) shed 5.18% or 0.34 points to 6.23.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 733 to 310 and 98 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 August delivery was up 0.51% or 8.85 to $1736.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.75% or 1.02 to hit $38.14 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.74% or 1.09 to trade at $40.81 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.18% to 0.7381, while CAD/EUR rose 0.71% to 0.6552.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 96.975.

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