Canada Market Closes 0.63% up, Helmed by Energy Sector

Canada Market Closes 0.63% up, Helmed by Energy Sector

On Monday, Canada’s market index, S&P/TSX Composite closed the session at 0.63% up, after advances in energy, health, and finance sectors.

The top gainers in the market were Sleep Country Canada Holdings Incorporation, which surged 1.25 points, or 6.13%, to trade at 21.63, NFI Group Incorporation, which advanced 1.13 points, or 6.82%, trading at 17.69 at the closing session, Methanex Corp., which added 1.81 points, or 6.48%, to close the day after trading at 29.73.

In total, the gainers were more than losers, with 136 shares closing at no change at the day end. There were 629 advancers and 419 falling stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Further, the S&P/TSX composite volatility measurer, S&P/TSX 60 VIX, traded at 11.27, unchanged in the market. 

The biggest losers were Enghouse Systems Ltd., shedding 2.20 points, or 2.90%, to trade at 73.70, Real Matters Incorporation, dropping 1.21 points, or 4.09%, ending the day at 28.38, and Aurinia Pharma Incorporation, losing 6.34%, to close the trade at 18.48, or 1.25% down.

Meanwhile, in commodities, Gold futures delivery for December shed 14.60 points, or 0.75%, to close at $1932.40 per troy ounce. In oil section, Brent Crude for November advanced 0.60, or 1.34%, to trade at $45.53 BPD as compared to the October oil delivery, trading at $42.42 barrels per day, rising 0.08 or 0.19%.

US Dollar Index gained 0.08%, to trade at 93.310, while CAD/USD traded at 0.7563, or 0.36% down, and CAD/EUR plunged 0.31% to 0.6416.

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