Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials, IT and Utilities sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.66%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO:TRQ), which rose 6.64% or 0.140 points to trade at 2.250 at the close. Meanwhile, Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF) added 6.50% or 0.18 points to end at 2.95 and Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE) was up 6.17% or 0.14 points to 2.41 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which fell 9.13% or 0.780 points to trade at 7.760 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:ACB) declined 4.78% or 0.34 points to end at 6.78 and MTY Food Group Inc (TO:MTY) was down 1.77% or 1.09 points to 60.64.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 936 to 207 and 77 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 0.44% to 24.98.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.12% or 1.60 to $1284.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.13% or 0.51 to hit $45.84 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.95 to trade at $54.16 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.11% to 0.7328, while CAD/EUR fell 0.27% to 0.6395.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.700.