Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.28%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials, Energy and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.28%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO:HBM), which rose 6.17% or 0.56 points to trade at 9.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN) added 6.17% or 0.140 points to end at 2.410 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM) was up 5.76% or 0.85 points to 15.61 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Lucara Diamond Corp (TO:LUC), which fell 6.59% or 0.220 points to trade at 3.120 at the close. Intertain Group (TO:IT) declined 5.62% or 0.53 points to end at 8.90 and Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TO:ZZZ) was down 3.22% or 0.92 points to 27.65.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 605 to 538 and 159 ended unchanged.

Shares in HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO:HBM) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 6.17% or 0.56 to 9.63.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.55% to 11.41.

Gold for February delivery was down 0.46% or 5.45 to $1172.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.22% or 0.63 to hit $51.05 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.37% or 0.20 to trade at $54.26 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.09% to 0.7531, while CAD/EUR fell 0.75% to 0.7001.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.59% at 100.16.

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