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Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.38%

26/08/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market
Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary, IT and Consumer Staples sectors led shares higher.At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.38%.The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TSX:BBDb), which rose 5.03% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.670 at the close. Meanwhile, Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) added 3.13% or 15.930 points to end at 524.340 and Gran Tierra Energy Inc (TSX:GTE) was up 2.47% or 0.040 points to 1.660 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX:TRST), which fell 4.44% or 0.1100 points to trade at 2.3700 at the close. Cascades Inc . (TSX:CAS) declined 4.19% or 0.48 points to end at 10.97 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:NXE) was down 3.77% or 0.060 points to 1.530.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 571 to 489 and 123 ended unchanged. Shares in CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX:TRST) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.44% or 0.1100 to 2.3700. Shares in Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) rose to all time highs; rising 3.13% or 15.930 to 524.340. Shares in NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:NXE) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.77% or 0.060 to 1.530. The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 2.96% to 14.75. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.05% or 0.70 to $1536.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.68% or 0.37 to hit $53.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $58.29 a barrel. CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7547, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6796. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.44% at 97.960.