Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.16%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real Estate , REITs and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.16% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ), which rose 17.51% or 5.10 points to trade at 34.23 at the close. Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ) added 14.63% or 0.48 points to end at 3.76 and Frontera Energy Corp (TSX: FEC ) was up 12.56% or 0.49 points to 4.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ), which lost 7.69% or 1.03 points to trade at 12.36 in late trade. Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd . (TSX: AEM ) declined 6.48% or 5.45 points to end at 78.60 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ) shed 6.38% or 3.410 points to 50.015.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 742 to 321 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.96% or 33.90 to $1700.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.41% or 0.15 to hit $36.66 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.58% or 0.23 to trade at $39.34 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.19% to 0.7411, while CAD/EUR fell 0.37% to 0.6595.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 97.290.

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