Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08% By

© Reuters. Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.08% – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the gained 0.08% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the were Richelieu Hardware Ltd. (TSX:), which rose 11.07% or 2.46 points to trade at 24.68 at the close. Meanwhile, MEG Energy Corp (TSX:) added 3.88% or 0.19 points to end at 5.09 and Ensign Energy Services Inc (TSX:) was up 3.86% or 0.16 points to 4.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were OceanaGold Corporation (TSX:), which fell 5.62% or 0.200 points to trade at 3.360 at the close. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:) declined 3.61% or 0.060 points to end at 1.600 and Russel Metals Inc . (TSX:) was down 2.85% or 0.64 points to 21.84.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 551 to 415 and 145 ended unchanged.

Shares in OceanaGold Corporation (TSX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 5.62% or 0.200 to 3.360.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 1.79% to 10.45 a new 1-month low.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.90 to $1418.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.54 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.02% or 0.65 to trade at $63.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.7659, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6787.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.350.

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