Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.42%

  • Stock Market News
Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Energy , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.42% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ShawCor Ltd . (TO: SCL ), which rose 12.30% or 3.02 points to trade at 27.58 at the close. ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO: PLI ) added 5.41% or 0.080 points to end at 1.560 and Enerplus Corporation (TO: ERF ) was up 4.07% or 0.48 points to 12.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ), which lost 5.30% or 0.38 points to trade at 6.79 in late trade. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ) declined 3.98% or 0.170 points to end at 4.100 and Detour Gold Corporation (TO: DGC ) shed 3.56% or 0.54 points to 14.61.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 607 to 482 and 149 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 15.85% to 9.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.61% or 21.21 to $1295.19 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $50.72 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.36% or 0.20 to trade at $56.49 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.8110, while CAD/EUR fell 0.45% to 0.6793.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 91.99.

Drop an image here or Supported formats: *.jpg, *.png, *.gif up to 5mb

Error: File type not supported

Drop an image here or