Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.21%

15/04/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market

Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials, Financials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.21% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN), which rose 8.13% or 0.555 points to trade at 7.385 at the close. Meanwhile, Osisko Gold Ro (TO:OR) added 4.00% or 0.59 points to end at 15.34 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TO:EDV) was up 3.32% or 0.630 points to 19.630 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which fell 14.17% or 1.900 points to trade at 11.510 at the close. Cronos Group Inc (TO:CRON) declined 6.57% or 1.4900 points to end at 21.1800 and Ero Copper Corp (TO:ERO) was down 5.35% or 0.90 points to 15.91.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 576 to 479 and 133 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.74% to 10.75.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.34% or 4.35 to $1290.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.52% or 0.33 to hit $63.56 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $71.29 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.05% to 0.7479, while CAD/EUR rose 0.02% to 0.6615.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.537.