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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.59%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials, Financials and Industrials sectors

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Materials, Financials and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.59% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF), which rose 6.85% or 0.23 points to trade at 3.59 at the close. Meanwhile, Teck Resources Ltd B (TO:TECKb) added 4.96% or 1.44 points to end at 30.50 and Aphria Inc (TO:APHA) was up 4.93% or 0.630 points to 13.400 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Uni-Select Inc. (TO:UNS), which fell 22.68% or 4.37 points to trade at 14.90 at the close. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TO:FVI) declined 7.90% or 0.43 points to end at 5.01 and Aritzia Inc (TO:ATZ) was down 7.86% or 1.41 points to 16.52.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 716 to 389 and 110 ended unchanged.

Shares in Uni-Select Inc. (TO:UNS) fell to 3-years lows; down 22.68% or 4.37 to 14.90.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 6.03% to 13.25 a new 3-months low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.26% or 3.55 to $1341.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.42% or 0.80 to hit $57.25 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $67.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7591, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.00% to 0.6692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.395.