Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.59%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.59%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT , Healthcare and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which rose 14.04% or 0.080 points to trade at 0.650 at the close. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) added 5.37% or 1.52 points to end at 29.83 and Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ) was up 4.93% or 0.410 points to 8.720 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ), which lost 4.97% or 0.08 points to trade at 1.53 in late trade. CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX: TRST ) declined 4.62% or 0.1200 points to end at 2.4800 and B2Gold Corp (TSX: BTO ) shed 3.31% or 0.160 points to 4.670.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 535 to 517 and 126 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 5.15% to 12.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.20% or 3.05 to $1512.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.48% or 0.27 to hit $55.86 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $60.42 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7527, while CAD/EUR rose 0.06% to 0.6789.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 98.190.

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