Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.19%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Healthcare and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Manulife Financial Corporation (TO: MFC ), which rose 5.84% or 1.16 points to trade at 21.02 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO: GOOS ) added 5.75% or 3.63 points to end at 66.81 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO: FM ) was up 5.68% or 0.63 points to 11.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ), which lost 47.06% or 1.440 points to trade at 1.620 in late trade. AltaGas Ltd (TO: ALA ) declined 16.16% or 3.21 points to end at 16.66 and Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TO: AAV ) shed 6.07% or 0.190 points to 2.940.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 643 to 520 and 92 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 1.48% to 19.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.58% or 7.10 to $1225.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.27% or 0.85 to hit $66.19 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.31 to trade at $76.03 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.11% to 0.7622, while CAD/EUR rose 0.34% to 0.6718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 96.76.

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