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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.25%

13/03/2018 20:25:00 Stock Market
Canada stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials, Energy and Industrials sectors led shares higher.At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.25%.The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO:TXG), which rose 8.61% or 0.780 points to trade at 9.840 at the close. Meanwhile, Lucara Diamond Corp (TO:LUC) added 5.53% or 0.120 points to end at 2.290 and SSR Mining Inc (TO:SSRM) was up 5.53% or 0.62 points to 11.83 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Yamana Gold Inc (TO:YRI), which fell 5.04% or 0.18 points to trade at 3.39 at the close. Teck Resources Ltd B (TO:TECKb) declined 3.87% or 1.41 points to end at 35.01 and Pason Systems Inc . (TO:PSI) was down 3.13% or 0.59 points to 18.26.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 581 to 528 and 146 ended unchanged.The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 7.83% to 12.36 a new 1-month low.Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.42% or 5.60 to $1326.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.19% or 0.73 to hit $60.63 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.65% or 0.42 to trade at $64.53 a barrel.CAD/USD was down 0.99% to 0.7709, while CAD/EUR fell 1.43% to 0.6223.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 89.71.