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.