Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.15%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Energy and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.15% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX: EFN ), which rose 12.00% or 1.20 points to trade at 11.20 at the close. Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) added 11.39% or 1.09 points to end at 10.66 and Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) was up 8.26% or 0.30 points to 3.93 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ), which lost 18.70% or 1.500 points to trade at 6.520 in late trade. Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) declined 12.48% or 2.00 points to end at 14.03 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) shed 8.69% or 1.355 points to 14.230.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 653 to 428 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 August delivery was up 0.87% or 16.95 to $1961.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.66% or 0.27 to hit $41.31 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.53 to trade at $44.14 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.29% to 0.7495, while CAD/EUR fell 0.30% to 0.6358.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 93.267.

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