Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.04% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cronos Group Inc (TO:CRON), which rose 15.98% or 3.3800 points to trade at 24.5300 at the close. Meanwhile, IAMGold Corporation (TO:IMG) added 10.07% or 0.410 points to end at 4.480 and Alamos Gold Inc (TO:AGI) was up 6.00% or 0.32 points to 5.65 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TO:SNC), which fell 27.81% or 13.49 points to trade at 35.01 at the close. Gran Tierra Energy Inc (TO:GTE) declined 4.73% or 0.150 points to end at 3.020 and BRP Inc (TO:DOO) was down 4.50% or 1.76 points to 37.37.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 616 to 470 and 115 ended unchanged.
Shares in Cronos Group Inc (TO:CRON) rose to all time highs; up 15.98% or 3.3800 to 24.5300. Shares in SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TO:SNC) fell to 5-year lows; losing 27.81% or 13.49 to 35.01.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.93% to 17.19.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1302.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.74% or 1.47 to hit $52.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.70% or 1.66 to trade at $59.93 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.25% to 0.7545, while CAD/EUR fell 0.44% to 0.6602.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.425.