Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.25%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.25% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hexo Corp (TO: HEXO ), which rose 12.03% or 0.9500 points to trade at 8.8500 at the close. Lundin Mining Corporation (TO: LUN ) added 6.15% or 0.460 points to end at 7.940 and CannTrust Holdings Inc (TO: TRST ) was up 6.04% or 0.5500 points to 9.6600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alaris Royalty Corp . (TO: AD ), which lost 10.10% or 2.040 points to trade at 18.160 in late trade. Aphria Inc (TO: APHA ) declined 9.59% or 1.110 points to end at 10.470 and Bausch Health Companies Inc (TO: BHC ) shed 4.50% or 1.45 points to 30.77.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 533 to 527 and 131 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 2.51% to 11.01.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.00 to $1276.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.47% or 0.30 to hit $63.75 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $71.62 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7492, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6632.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.648.

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