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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.16%

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.16%

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.16%
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 20:25

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.16%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Altus Group Limited (TO:AIF), which rose 11.02% or 3.140 points to trade at 31.640 at the close. Meanwhile, MEG Energy Corp (TO:MEG) added 5.83% or 0.48 points to end at 8.72 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED) was up 4.52% or 1.550 points to 35.810 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Magna International Inc (TO:MG), which fell 7.97% or 6.13 points to trade at 70.75 at the close. Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF) declined 6.69% or 0.24 points to end at 3.35 and Linamar Corporation (TO:LNR) was down 6.31% or 3.65 points to 54.17.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 545 to 514 and 134 ended unchanged.

Shares in Linamar Corporation (TO:LNR) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.31% or 3.65 to 54.17.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.49% to 12.71.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 3.40 to $1221.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.46% or 2.39 to hit $66.78 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 3.30% or 2.46 to trade at $72.19 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.26% to 0.7681, while CAD/EUR rose 0.14% to 0.6613.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 94.92.

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