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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.50%

Stock Markets Nov 21, 2018 04:25PM ET
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Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 1.50%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM), which rose 11.38% or 1.31 points to trade at 12.82 at the close. Meanwhile, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO:TRQ) added 8.37% or 0.200 points to end at 2.590 and Stars Group Inc (TO:TSGI) was up 7.54% or 1.70 points to 24.24 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hudson's Bay Company (TO:HBC), which fell 5.26% or 0.43 points to trade at 7.74 at the close. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TO:AAV) declined 2.21% or 0.070 points to end at 3.100 and Shopify Inc (TO:SHOP) was down 2.04% or 3.650 points to 175.690.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 839 to 299 and 96 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.10% to 18.44.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.42% or 5.10 to $1226.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.00% or 1.07 to hit $54.50 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 0.88 to trade at $63.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.51% to 0.7553, while CAD/EUR rose 0.41% to 0.6635.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.605.

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.50%
 

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