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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08%

22/02/2019 22:25:00 Stock Market
Canada stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the IT, Clean Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors led shares higher.At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.08%.The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO:TRQ), which rose 12.50% or 0.310 points to trade at 2.790 at the close. Meanwhile, Keyera Corp . (TO:KEY) added 9.52% or 2.70 points to end at 31.06 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TO:HBM) was up 7.49% or 0.63 points to 9.04 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Cott Corporation (TO:BCB), which fell 11.52% or 2.37 points to trade at 18.20 at the close. Lucara Diamond Corp (TO:LUC) declined 8.38% or 0.150 points to end at 1.640 and Altus Group Limited (TO:AIF) was down 6.94% or 1.780 points to 23.850.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 664 to 405 and 140 ended unchanged.The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.59% to 13.46.Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.21% or 2.85 to $1330.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.23% or 0.13 to hit $57.09 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.13 to trade at $66.94 a barrel.CAD/USD was up 0.07% to 0.7617, while CAD/EUR rose 0.10% to 0.6715.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.405.