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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.79%

Stock MarketsOct 05, 2021 15:25
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Stelco Holdings Inc (TSX:STLC), which rose 8.03% or 3.01 points to trade at 40.51 at the close. Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:VET) added 8.02% or 1.06 points to end at 14.28 and Methanex Corporation (TSX:MX) was up 5.62% or 3.46 points to 65.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tricon Capital Group Inc (TSX:TCN), which lost 2.84% or 0.47 points to trade at 16.27 in late trade. Bombardier Inc (TSX:BBDb) declined 2.52% or 0.055 points to end at 2.125 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN) shed 2.41% or 0.21 points to 8.52.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 624 to 416 and 95 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 6.50 to $1761.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.96% or 1.52 to hit $79.14 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.83% or 1.49 to trade at $82.75 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.7948, while CAD/EUR rose 0.31% to 0.6854.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 93.987.

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.79%
 

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