Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.70%

13/08/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market

Canada stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare, Consumer Discretionary and Energy sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.70%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Baytex Energy Corp (TSX:BTE), which rose 5.65% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.87 at the close. Meanwhile, Aphria Inc (TSX:APHA) added 5.54% or 0.480 points to end at 9.140 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN) was up 5.26% or 0.310 points to 6.200 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX:PD), which fell 5.39% or 0.09 points to trade at 1.58 at the close. MAG Silver Corp (TSX:MAG) declined 5.04% or 0.83 points to end at 15.63 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX:OGC) was down 4.75% or 0.180 points to 3.610.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 618 to 461 and 107 ended unchanged.

Shares in Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX:PD) fell to 5-year lows; down 5.39% or 0.09 to 1.58.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 11.46% to 12.75.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 4.85 to $1512.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.31% or 1.82 to hit $56.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.02% or 0.01 to trade at $60.95 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7561, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6766.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 97.683.