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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.94%

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

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.94% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Toromont Industries Ltd . (TO:TIH), which rose 10.04% or 5.98 points to trade at 65.53 at the close. Meanwhile, Sierra Wireless Inc . (TO:SW) added 9.69% or 1.46 points to end at 16.52 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN) was up 7.00% or 0.425 points to 6.495 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were MTY Food Group Inc (TO:MTY), which fell 12.55% or 8.77 points to trade at 61.09 at the close. Cineplex Inc . (TO:CGX) declined 7.40% or 2.01 points to end at 25.14 and New Gold Inc (TO:NGD) was down 6.67% or 0.080 points to 1.120.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 645 to 412 and 140 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 9.77% to 14.41 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.82% or 10.75 to $1324.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.43% or 1.32 to hit $55.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.66% or 1.72 to trade at $66.29 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.34% to 0.7548, while CAD/EUR rose 0.43% to 0.6683.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.740.