Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.02% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hudson's Bay Company (TO: HBC ), which rose 9.05% or 1.02 points to trade at 12.29 at the close. MEG Energy Corp (TO: MEG ) added 6.46% or 0.37 points to end at 6.10 and NuVista Energy Ltd . (TO: NVA ) was up 5.74% or 0.460 points to 8.480 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centerra Gold Inc (TO: CG ), which lost 9.02% or 0.79 points to trade at 7.97 in late trade. DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ) declined 6.82% or 0.29 points to end at 3.96 and Air Canada (TO: AC ) shed 5.71% or 1.460 points to 24.100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 602 to 509 and 145 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 up 13.60% to 13.28 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 6.19 to $1276.69 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $54.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.75% or 0.46 to trade at $60.48 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.26% to 0.7779, while CAD/EUR rose 0.45% to 0.6692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 94.69.

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