Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.32%

Jul 31, 2018

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM), which rose 6.06% or 1.16 points to trade at 20.29 at the close. Meanwhile, NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO:NXE) added 5.58% or 0.140 points to end at 2.650 and Enghouse Systems Ltd (TO:ENGH) was up 3.98% or 2.97 points to 77.56 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were WestJet Airlines Ltd (TO:WJA), which fell 8.17% or 1.63 points to trade at 18.32 at the close. Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:GUY) declined 5.88% or 0.250 points to end at 4.000 and Shopify Inc (TO:SHOP) was down 5.55% or 10.640 points to 181.220.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 676 to 409 and 128 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 2.28% to 12.83.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.20% or 2.40 to $1223.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.97% or 1.38 to hit $68.75 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.72% or 1.30 to trade at $74.25 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.22% to 0.7689, while CAD/EUR rose 0.27% to 0.6573.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.28.