Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%

Aug 03, 2018

Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the IT, Consumer Discretionary and Clean Technology sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.20%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Gildan Activewear Inc. (TO:GIL), which rose 21.60% or 7.30 points to trade at 41.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Norbord Inc (TO:OSB) added 9.02% or 4.23 points to end at 51.13 and Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TO:VII) was up 8.13% or 1.22 points to 16.22 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kinross Gold Corporation (TO:K), which fell 4.10% or 0.19 points to trade at 4.44 at the close. IGM Financial Inc . (TO:IGM) declined 3.87% or 1.53 points to end at 37.96 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO:TXG) was down 3.77% or 0.360 points to 9.200.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

Shares in Kinross Gold Corporation (TO:K) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.10% or 0.19 to 4.44.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 8.21% to 11.97.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 5.20 to $1214.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.44% or 0.30 to hit $68.66 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.26 to trade at $73.19 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7677, while CAD/EUR rose 0.08% to 0.6633.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 95.12.