Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.13%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Staples , IT and REITs sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO: PLI ), which rose 5.88% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.900 at the close. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TO: FVI ) added 4.08% or 0.27 points to end at 6.89 and Metro Inc . (TO: MRU ) was up 3.07% or 1.23 points to 41.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (TO: KML ), which lost 12.58% or 2.32 points to trade at 16.12 in late trade. Kinross Gold Corporation (TO: K ) declined 8.93% or 0.45 points to end at 4.59 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO: ACB ) shed 8.77% or 0.710 points to 7.390.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 591 to 512 and 117 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 2.27% to 15.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.30% or 4.00 to $1340.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.06% or 1.28 to hit $63.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.25% or 1.51 to trade at $68.62 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.59% to 0.7870, while CAD/EUR rose 0.27% to 0.6387.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 89.54.

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