Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.57%

© Reuters. Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.57% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the gained 0.57% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:), which rose 11.83% or 0.56 points to trade at 5.25 at the close. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX:) added 9.74% or 2.46 points to end at 27.72 and Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX:) was up 9.58% or 0.59 points to 6.75 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Real Matters Inc (TSX:), which lost 7.58% or 1.68 points to trade at 20.49 in late trade. Silvercorp Metals Inc (TSX:) declined 6.71% or 0.63 points to end at 8.76 and Pan American Silver Corp (TSX:) shed 5.78% or 2.33 points to 37.97.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 653 to 388 and 107 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.00% or 37.50 to $1834.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.56% or 0.66 to hit $43.08 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.13% or 0.96 to trade at $46.03 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7638, while CAD/EUR rose 0.16% to 0.6453.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 92.558.

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