Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the IT , Clean Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO: TRQ ), which rose 12.50% or 0.310 points to trade at 2.790 at the close. Keyera Corp . (TO: KEY ) added 9.52% or 2.70 points to end at 31.06 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TO: HBM ) was up 7.49% or 0.63 points to 9.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cott Corporation (TO: BCB ), which lost 11.52% or 2.37 points to trade at 18.20 in late trade. Lucara Diamond Corp (TO: LUC ) declined 8.38% or 0.150 points to end at 1.640 and Altus Group Limited (TO: AIF ) shed 6.94% or 1.780 points to 23.850.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 664 to 405 and 140 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 0.59% to 13.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.21% or 2.85 to $1330.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.13 to trade at $66.94 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.07% to 0.7617, while CAD/EUR rose 0.10% to 0.6715.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.405.

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