Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Staples, Industrials and REITs sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.60% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Eldorado Gold Corp (TO:ELD), which rose 5.60% or 0.29 points to trade at 5.47 at the close. Meanwhile, NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO:NXE) added 4.55% or 0.110 points to end at 2.530 and Alacer Gold Corp (TO:ASR) was up 4.19% or 0.130 points to 3.230 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cronos Group Inc (TO:CRON), which fell 6.12% or 1.8700 points to trade at 28.7000 at the close. Home Capital Group Inc . (TO:HCG) declined 3.22% or 0.52 points to end at 15.61 and Ensign Energy Services Inc (TO:ESI) was down 2.95% or 0.14 points to 4.60.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 699 to 383 and 123 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alacer Gold Corp (TO:ASR) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.19% or 0.130 to 3.230.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 1.01% to 15.67 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.01% or 0.15 to $1319.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.59% or 0.87 to hit $53.69 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.83% or 0.52 to trade at $61.99 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.18% to 0.7613, while CAD/EUR rose 0.14% to 0.6675.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 95.822.