Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44% By

© Reuters. Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.44% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the gained 0.44% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX:), which rose 10.43% or 1.335 points to trade at 14.135 at the close. Tourmaline Oil Corp . (TSX:) added 7.46% or 2.29 points to end at 32.99 and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:) was up 4.17% or 2.20 points to 55.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Enghouse Systems Ltd (TSX:), which lost 3.62% or 1.95 points to trade at 51.89 in late trade. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX:) declined 2.78% or 0.23 points to end at 8.04 and SunOpta Inc . (TSX:) shed 2.43% or 0.40 points to 16.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 576 to 451 and 126 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.98% or 18.65 to $1877.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.74% or 0.52 to hit $70.81 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.11% or 0.08 to trade at $72.60 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.53% to 0.8222, while CAD/EUR rose 0.04% to 0.6793.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 90.545.

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