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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.94%

Stock Markets Aug 12, 2022 21:25
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Materials, Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.94% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX:ACB), which rose 9.31% or 0.19 points to trade at 2.23 at the close. ECN Capital Corp (TSX:ECN) added 6.90% or 0.46 points to end at 7.13 and Lithium Americas Corp (TSX:LAC) was up 6.11% or 2.29 points to 39.76 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Park Lawn Corp (TSX:PLC), which lost 6.02% or 1.92 points to trade at 30.00 in late trade. Ero Copper Corp (TSX:ERO) declined 3.69% or 0.53 points to end at 13.85 and Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) shed 3.10% or 0.31 points to 9.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 695 to 326 and 92 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 3.84% to 17.05 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.53% or 9.55 to $1,816.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.68% or 2.53 to hit $91.81 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.75% or 1.74 to trade at $97.86 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.08% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.51% to 0.76.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 105.55.

Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.94%
 

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