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 Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.15% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which rose 25.24% or 2.370 points to trade at 11.760 at the close. Air Canada (TSX: AC ) added 10.05% or 2.18 points to end at 23.87 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) was up 8.20% or 2.650 points to 34.960 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSX: SVM ), which lost 13.26% or 1.15 points to trade at 7.52 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) declined 9.21% or 2.60 points to end at 25.62 and Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) shed 4.37% or 0.47 points to 10.29.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 690 to 373 and 89 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 down 1.91% or 35.05 to $1802.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.23% or 1.82 to hit $44.88 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 3.67% or 1.69 to trade at $47.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.48% to 0.7682, while CAD/EUR rose 0.17% to 0.6467.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 92.233.

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