Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy, Materials and IT sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.10% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Precision Drilling Corporation (TO:PD), which rose 13.88% or 0.34 points to trade at 2.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO:LIF) added 12.49% or 3.25 points to end at 29.27 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN) was up 8.79% or 0.210 points to 2.600 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO:NXE), which fell 6.94% or 0.170 points to trade at 2.280 at the close. Cameco Corp (TO:CCO) declined 3.18% or 0.52 points to end at 15.84 and CI Financial Corp (TO:CIX) was down 2.54% or 0.46 points to 17.62.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 624 to 468 and 128 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 0.47% to 16.94.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.73% or 9.50 to $1318.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.80% or 0.96 to hit $54.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.69% or 0.42 to trade at $61.62 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.96% to 0.7607, while CAD/EUR rose 0.53% to 0.6625.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 95.095.