Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.82%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy , IT and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Suncor Energy Inc (TSX: SU ), which rose 12.03% or 5.07 points to trade at 47.22 at the close. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 8.72% or 2.40 points to end at 29.92 and Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) was up 7.20% or 0.98 points to 14.59 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ), which lost 4.25% or 1.12 points to trade at 25.26 in late trade. Innergex Renewable Energy Inc . (TSX: INE ) declined 3.03% or 0.54 points to end at 17.31 and Aecon Group Inc . (TSX: ARE ) shed 1.74% or 0.27 points to 15.27.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 852 to 229 and 77 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 down 2.30% to 18.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.36% or 6.77 to $1,895.47 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.22% or 3.28 to hit $105.30 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.28% or 2.39 to trade at $107.34 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.14% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.66% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.68% at 103.66.

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