Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Healthcare, Energy and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.57% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED), which rose 11.88% or 5.285 points to trade at 49.755 at the close. Meanwhile, Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:ACB) added 8.89% or 0.64 points to end at 7.84 and Pason Systems Inc . (TO:PSI) was up 4.33% or 0.83 points to 19.98 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were New Gold Inc (TO:NGD), which fell 6.83% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.500 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) declined 6.78% or 0.70 points to end at 9.63 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TO:ELD) was down 5.85% or 0.25 points to 4.02.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 653 to 444 and 103 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.05% to 18.41.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.39% or 5.00 to $1287.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $52.47 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $61.45 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.22% to 0.7554, while CAD/EUR rose 0.16% to 0.6570.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 95.153.