Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.40%

16/04/2018 20:25:00 Stock Market

Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Clean Technology and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.40%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO:NXE), which rose 7.36% or 0.170 points to trade at 2.480 at the close. Meanwhile, Aphria Inc (TO:APH) added 6.93% or 0.790 points to end at 12.190 and Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO:LIF) was up 6.31% or 1.34 points to 22.56 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Enerflex Ltd . (TO:EFX), which fell 6.86% or 1.14 points to trade at 15.48 at the close. Raging River Exploration Inc. (TO:RRX) declined 6.24% or 0.41 points to end at 6.16 and ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO:PLI) was down 5.00% or 0.040 points to 0.760.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 549 to 535 and 141 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 5.67% to 14.81.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.08% or 1.10 to $1349.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.56% or 1.05 to hit $66.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.46% or 1.06 to trade at $71.52 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.38% to 0.7957, while CAD/EUR fell 0.06% to 0.6426.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.42% at 89.13.