Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.14%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.14% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ), which rose 8.49% or 0.360 points to trade at 4.600 at the close. Colliers International Group Inc (TO: CIGI ) added 7.86% or 5.51 points to end at 75.61 and DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ) was up 7.32% or 0.29 points to 4.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TO: SHOP ), which lost 8.53% or 11.960 points to trade at 128.260 in late trade. Eldorado Gold Corporation (TO: ELD ) declined 6.90% or 0.12 points to end at 1.62 and New Gold Inc . (TO: NGD ) shed 5.32% or 0.240 points to 4.270.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 673 to 456 and 130 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 1.76% to 11.70 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.47% or 5.99 to $1271.71 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.55% or 0.30 to hit $54.45 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.40% or 0.24 to trade at $60.83 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.51% to 0.7752, while CAD/EUR fell 0.52% to 0.6654.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.44.

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