Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.38%

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.38%

Investing.com  | Aug 26, 2019 22:25

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.38%

Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary, IT and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TSX:BBDb), which rose 5.03% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.670 at the close. Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) added 3.13% or 15.930 points to end at 524.340 and Gran Tierra Energy Inc (TSX:GTE) was up 2.47% or 0.040 points to 1.660 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX:TRST), which lost 4.44% or 0.1100 points to trade at 2.3700 in late trade. Cascades Inc . (TSX:CAS) declined 4.19% or 0.48 points to end at 10.97 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:NXE) shed 3.77% or 0.060 points to 1.530.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 571 to 489 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 down 2.96% to 14.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1536.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.68% or 0.37 to hit $53.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $58.29 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7547, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6796.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 97.960.

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