Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 2.03%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 2.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the IT , Healthcare and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 2.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which rose 31.31% or 6.59 points to trade at 27.64 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 15.87% or 0.50 points to end at 3.65 and Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI ) was up 15.01% or 3.92 points to 30.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canadian National Railway Company (TSX: CNR ), which lost 1.48% or 2.15 points to trade at 142.92 in late trade. OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) declined 1.12% or 0.03 points to end at 2.64 and Saputo Inc (TSX: SAP ) shed 0.92% or 0.24 points to 25.94.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 894 to 156 and 80 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 5.00% to 25.45.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.83% or 15.06 to $1,809.54 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 4.09% or 4.34 to hit $110.47 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 3.87% or 4.16 to trade at $111.61 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.94% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR rose 0.74% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 104.62.

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