Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the IT , Materials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Sierra Wireless Inc . (TO: SW ), which rose 6.40% or 1.59 points to trade at 26.45 at the close. NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO: NXE ) added 6.10% or 0.180 points to end at 3.130 and Alamos Gold Inc (TO: AGI ) was up 6.10% or 0.50 points to 8.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TO: CHE_u ), which lost 2.86% or 0.56 points to trade at 19.01 in late trade. Alacer Gold Corp (TO: ASR ) declined 2.74% or 0.060 points to end at 2.130 and Raging River Exploration Inc. (TO: RRX ) shed 2.66% or 0.20 points to 7.33.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 729 to 413 and 117 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 5.98% to 8.80 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.41% or 5.25 to $1280.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.83% or 0.47 to hit $56.89 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.50% or 0.31 to trade at $62.53 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.35% to 0.7828, while CAD/EUR rose 0.24% to 0.6664.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 93.88.

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