Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.30%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ), which rose 14.81% or 0.570 points to trade at 4.420 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO: HBM ) added 10.16% or 1.04 points to end at 11.34 and Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TO: ZZZ ) was up 9.54% or 2.79 points to 32.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (TO: VRX ), which lost 3.65% or 0.69 points to trade at 18.20 in late trade. Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust (TO: DRG_u ) declined 3.55% or 0.350 points to end at 9.520 and DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ) shed 2.92% or 0.17 points to 5.65.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 856 to 347 and 122 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 7.65% to 13.40.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.32% or 4.05 to $1249.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.63% or 0.34 to hit $53.67 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.41% or 0.23 to trade at $56.28 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.40% to 0.7494, while CAD/EUR fell 0.06% to 0.7105.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 101.75.

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