Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.77%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Industrials and Clean Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.77%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were IAMGold Corporation (TO:IMG), which rose 9.38% or 0.300 points to trade at 3.500 at the close. Meanwhile, Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb) added 7.50% or 0.150 points to end at 2.150 and Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TO:BIR) was up 7.20% or 0.26 points to 3.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO:TXG), which fell 5.98% or 0.760 points to trade at 11.950 at the close. Eldorado Gold Corp (TO:ELD) declined 4.50% or 0.23 points to end at 4.88 and Onex Corp (TO:ONEX) was down 2.92% or 2.35 points to 78.25.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 661 to 387 and 132 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 8.20% to 14.55.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.84% or 10.90 to $1286.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.79% or 1.11 to hit $63.13 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.05 to trade at $72.81 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.00% to 0.7429, while CAD/EUR fell 0.04% to 0.6644.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 97.657.

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