Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Industrials and REITs sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.46%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb), which rose 23.53% or 0.480 points to trade at 2.520 at the close. Meanwhile, Precision Drilling Corporation (TO:PD) added 14.84% or 0.42 points to end at 3.25 and Constellation Software Inc . (TO:CSU) was up 14.24% or 141.21 points to 1132.67 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sierra Wireless Inc . (TO:SW), which fell 26.82% or 5.52 points to trade at 15.06 at the close. New Gold Inc (TO:NGD) declined 26.38% or 0.430 points to end at 1.200 and Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TO:CHE_u) was down 19.80% or 2.32 points to 9.40.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 599 to 481 and 121 ended unchanged.
Shares in Sierra Wireless Inc. (TO:SW) fell to 52-week lows; down 26.82% or 5.52 to 15.06. Shares in Constellation Software Inc. (TO:CSU) rose to all time highs; rising 14.24% or 141.21 to 1132.67. Shares in Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TO:CHE_u) fell to 5-year lows; falling 19.80% or 2.32 to 9.40.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 1.65% to 15.97.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.03% or 0.35 to $1315.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.15% or 0.62 to hit $54.52 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.60% or 1.02 to trade at $64.63 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.27% to 0.7523, while CAD/EUR fell 0.52% to 0.6663.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.875.