Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the IT, Utilities and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.03% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Stars Group Inc (TO:TSGI), which rose 13.25% or 2.77 points to trade at 23.67 at the close. Meanwhile, Alaris Royalty Corp . (TO:AD) added 6.47% or 1.300 points to end at 21.400 and Aecon Group Inc . (TO:ARE) was up 5.33% or 0.99 points to 19.58 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (TO:GC), which fell 6.87% or 3.83 points to trade at 51.94 at the close. Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN) declined 4.78% or 0.330 points to end at 6.570 and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TO:FVI) was down 4.43% or 0.21 points to 4.53.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 705 to 383 and 117 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alaris Royalty Corp. (TO:AD) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.47% or 1.300 to 21.400.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 12.49% to 12.70.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.07% or 0.85 to $1287.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $56.12 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $65.95 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7441, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6576.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.815.