© Reuters. Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%

Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the added 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Aphria Inc (TSX:), which rose 14.56% or 1.255 points to trade at 9.875 at the close. Canfor Corporation (TSX:) added 5.07% or 0.47 points to end at 9.74 and New Gold Inc (TSX:) was up 4.65% or 0.040 points to 0.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Uni-Select Inc. (TSX:), which lost 4.31% or 0.56 points to trade at 12.42 in late trade. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:) declined 3.77% or 0.060 points to end at 1.530 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX:) shed 3.47% or 0.15 points to 4.17.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 522 to 505 and 145 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.75% to 14.13.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.09% or 1.10 to $1284.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.88% or 1.09 to hit $59.00 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.15% or 1.46 to trade at $69.22 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.28% to 0.7441, while CAD/EUR rose 0.02% to 0.6638.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 97.465.

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