Canada shares larger at shut of commerce; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.12%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Energy and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.12% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:ACB), which rose 13.16% or 1.40 points to trade at 12.04 at the close. Meanwhile, Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO:BAD) added 7.10% or 2.65 points to end at 39.98 and Gran Tierra Energy Inc (TO:GTE) was up 6.47% or 0.200 points to 3.290 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SSR Mining Inc (TO:SSRM), which fell 6.61% or 1.29 points to trade at 18.24 at the close. B2Gold Corp (TO:BTO) declined 5.53% or 0.230 points to end at 3.930 and Alacer Gold Corp (TO:ASR) was down 4.86% or 0.190 points to 3.720.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 670 to 411 and 129 ended unchanged.

Shares in Badger Daylighting Ltd. (TO:BAD) rose to 3-years highs; up 7.10% or 2.65 to 39.98.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 1.60% to 12.90.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.94% or 12.15 to $1310.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 2.62% or 1.49 to hit $58.36 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.50% or 1.00 to trade at $67.67 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.45% to 0.7520, while CAD/EUR rose 0.08% to 0.6637.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 96.440.

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