Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Energy, Materials and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.48%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cenovus Energy Inc (TO:CVE), which rose 12.02% or 1.18 points to trade at 11.00 at the close. Meanwhile, First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM) added 11.39% or 1.39 points to end at 13.59 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN) was up 10.71% or 0.620 points to 6.410 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which fell 27.97% or 2.940 points to trade at 7.570 at the close. Gibson Energy Inc . (TO:GEI) declined 7.54% or 1.61 points to end at 19.74 and BRP Inc (TO:DOO) was down 5.96% or 2.82 points to 44.52.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 631 to 501 and 104 ended unchanged.
Shares in Aphria Inc (TO:APHA) fell to 52-week lows; down 27.97% or 2.940 to 7.570.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 11.47% to 15.21 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.83% or 10.20 to $1236.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.30% or 2.19 to hit $53.12 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.04% or 2.40 to trade at $61.86 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.57% to 0.7572, while CAD/EUR rose 0.38% to 0.6672.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.912.