Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary, Materials and Financials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.61% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Husky Energy Inc . (TO:HSE), which rose 12.36% or 1.92 points to trade at 17.45 at the close. Meanwhile, Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TO:CPG) added 4.54% or 0.20 points to end at 4.61 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO:GOOS) was up 4.52% or 2.85 points to 65.94 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were MEG Energy Corp (TO:MEG), which fell 35.60% or 3.04 points to trade at 5.50 at the close. Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TO:PEY) declined 10.72% or 0.85 points to end at 7.08 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:ACB) was down 10.39% or 1.01 points to 8.71.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 539 to 539 and 127 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 2.53% to 16.95 a new 1-month low.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.18% or 2.30 to $1291.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $52.26 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $61.24 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.13% to 0.7533, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6614.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.708.