Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.78%

© Reuters. Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.78% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the rose 0.78% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX:), which rose 7.64% or 0.69 points to trade at 9.72 at the close. Martinrea International Inc . (TSX:) added 7.54% or 0.96 points to end at 13.70 and SilverCrest Metals Inc (TSX:) was up 7.30% or 0.78 points to 11.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX:), which lost 7.10% or 1.050 points to trade at 13.730 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX:) declined 6.72% or 1.86 points to end at 25.82 and Northland Power Inc . (TSX:) shed 5.73% or 2.66 points to 43.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 639 to 434 and 95 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 June delivery was up 1.70% or 29.45 to $1765.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.24% or 0.15 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.20 to trade at $66.78 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.13% to 0.7974, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6663.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 91.653.

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