Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.58%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the IT , Industrials and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO: BAD ), which rose 14.80% or 3.90 points to trade at 30.25 at the close. Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TO: PBH ) added 7.26% or 6.53 points to end at 96.42 and Capital Power Corporation (TO: CPX ) was up 3.64% or 0.92 points to 26.21 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO: PLI ), which lost 5.04% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.320 in late trade. Alacer Gold Corp (TO: ASR ) declined 4.89% or 0.110 points to end at 2.140 and Eldorado Gold Corporation (TO: ELD ) shed 4.71% or 0.12 points to 2.43.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 581 to 489 and 116 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 3.19% to 13.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.47% or 6.09 to $1287.91 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.68% or 1.31 to hit $47.51 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.78% or 1.45 to trade at $50.65 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.39% to 0.7858, while CAD/EUR fell 0.07% to 0.6667.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 93.31.

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