Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials , Industrials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.40% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO: HBM ), which rose 9.28% or 0.75 points to trade at 8.83 at the close. Teck Resources Ltd (TO: TCKb ) added 7.28% or 2.33 points to end at 34.33 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TO: LUN ) was up 7.27% or 0.460 points to 6.790 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gran Tierra Energy Inc . (TO: GTE ), which lost 7.98% or 0.340 points to trade at 3.920 in late trade. Amaya Inc (TO: AYA ) declined 5.99% or 1.19 points to end at 18.67 and Enghouse Systems Ltd (TO: ENGH ) shed 5.05% or 2.84 points to 53.41.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 666 to 509 and 123 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 up 0.96% to 14.77.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.14% or 1.70 to $1211.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.66% or 0.32 to hit $47.92 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.16 to trade at $49.06 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.31% to 0.7434, while CAD/EUR fell 0.21% to 0.6995.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 101.09.

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