Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

Investing.com  | May 16, 2019 02:55

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT, Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Boyd Group Income Fund (TO:BYD_u), which rose 6.60% or 10.11 points to trade at 163.36 at the close. CCL Industries Inc (TO:CCLb) added 6.55% or 3.69 points to end at 59.99 and Keyera Corp . (TO:KEY) was up 5.09% or 1.61 points to 33.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TO:FVI), which lost 9.09% or 0.35 points to trade at 3.50 in late trade. NFI Group Inc (TO:NFI) declined 3.68% or 1.21 points to end at 31.65 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO:KL) shed 3.66% or 1.720 points to 45.270.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 579 to 457 and 151 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 8.80% to 15.85.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.07% or 0.90 to $1297.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.55% or 0.34 to hit $62.12 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $71.94 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.01% to 0.7443, while CAD/EUR rose 0.00% to 0.6643.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.385.

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