Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.47%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.47%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrials , Consumer Discretionary and IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Nevsun Resources Ltd . (TO: NSU ), which rose 6.65% or 0.210 points to trade at 3.370 at the close. Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO: LIF ) added 3.53% or 0.59 points to end at 17.29 and Martinrea International Inc . (TO: MRE ) was up 3.15% or 0.30 points to 9.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Home Capital Group Inc . (TO: HCG ), which lost 20.65% or 4.61 points to trade at 17.71 in late trade. Mullen Group Ltd . (TO: MTL ) declined 5.97% or 0.99 points to end at 15.59 and NuVista Energy Ltd . (TO: NVA ) shed 5.13% or 0.350 points to 6.470.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 660 to 460 and 147 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 4.93% to 13.70.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1283.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.43% or 0.22 to hit $50.63 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $52.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.01% to 0.7422, while CAD/EUR rose 0.04% to 0.6926.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 99.70.

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