Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Materials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO: ACB ), which rose 16.86% or 1.440 points to trade at 9.980 at the close. New Gold Inc (TO: NGD ) added 9.09% or 0.120 points to end at 1.440 and Tahoe Resources Inc (TO: THO ) was up 8.22% or 0.29 points to 3.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ), which lost 6.31% or 0.190 points to trade at 2.820 in late trade. PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TO: PSK ) declined 3.11% or 0.74 points to end at 23.05 and Norbord Inc (TO: OSB ) shed 2.89% or 1.51 points to 50.77.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 546 to 530 and 139 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 5.93% to 14.12.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.38% or 4.60 to $1205.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.35% or 0.24 to hit $68.53 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.17 to trade at $77.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7673, while CAD/EUR fell 0.48% to 0.6567.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 94.07.

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