Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.05%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Eldorado Gold Corporation (TO: ELD ), which rose 6.71% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.59 at the close. ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO: PLI ) added 6.30% or 0.080 points to end at 1.350 and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TO: FVI ) was up 6.19% or 0.34 points to 5.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO: KL ), which lost 4.80% or 0.860 points to trade at 17.060 in late trade. New Gold Inc . (TO: NGD ) declined 4.51% or 0.180 points to end at 3.810 and DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ) shed 3.73% or 0.15 points to 3.87.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 602 to 550 and 138 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 1.26% to 11.22.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.36% or 4.50 to $1243.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.10% or 0.63 to hit $57.99 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.00% or 1.27 to trade at $64.67 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.12% to 0.7778, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6607.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 93.92.

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