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 Thursday, as gains in the Energy , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Suncor Energy Inc (TSX: SU ), which rose 13.11% or 3.70 points to trade at 31.92 at the close. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) added 8.80% or 1.76 points to end at 21.76 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) was up 7.38% or 124.06 points to 1805.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ), which lost 6.13% or 0.84 points to trade at 12.86 in late trade. Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) declined 5.77% or 0.59 points to end at 9.64 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) shed 4.10% or 0.290 points to 6.790.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 594 to 434 and 103 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 0.18% or 3.15 to $1801.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.13% or 0.11 to hit $82.77 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.23 to trade at $83.64 a barrel.

USD/CAD was up 0.10% to 0.8102, while EUR/CAD fell 0.53% to 0.6935.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 93.350.

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