Canadian Share Market Advances Higher, S&P/TSX Composite 0.45 Up


On Tuesday, the Canadian market ended the day higher with utilities, real estate, and clean technology sectors primarily dragging the index higher, with S&P/TSX Composite advancing 0.45% at the end in Toronto.

The best performers on the index were Northland Power Incorporation surging 5.22%, or 1.86 points, to settle the trade at 37.50, Brookfield Property Partners LP adding 0.71 points, or 4.98%, to trade at 14.96 in the late session, and Ballard Power Systems which advanced 5.62%, or 1.07 points, to end the day at 20.10.

Meanwhile, the biggest losers on the S&P/TSX Composite include Transcontinental Incorporation shedding 0.5 points, or 3.03%, to settle the day at 15.99, Gildan Activewear declined 0.59 points, or 2.18%, to 26.49, and Norbord Incorporation which slumped 1.62 points, or 3.7%, to trade at 42.18 in late session.

In total, gainers outnumbered the losers by 586 to 457, with 118 shares ending unchanged on the exchange.
The US dollar index future option traded at 93.123, or 0.07% higher. CAD/EUR traded at 0.6398, or surging 0.07%, and CAD/USD traded at 0.7580, or shedding 0.11%.

Meanwhile, in the commodities section, gold December futures was 0.08% down and both the oil benchmarks, WTI and Brent crude rising between 2.5% and 2.9% per barrel.


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