Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.14%
Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , IT and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.14%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX: TRST ), which rose 19.16% or 0.6400 points to trade at 3.9800 at the close. Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ) added 6.23% or 0.25 points to end at 4.26 and NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX: NVA ) was up 6.13% or 0.160 points to 2.770 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Transcontinental Inc (TSX: TCLa ), which lost 8.49% or 1.24 points to trade at 13.36 in late trade. Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) declined 7.81% or 1.13 points to end at 13.33 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) shed 7.79% or 0.180 points to 2.130.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 540 to 516 and 122 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 1.55% to 10.82.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.70 to $1415.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.44% or 0.87 to hit $59.34 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $66.20 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.07% to 0.7667, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6808.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 96.567.
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