Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.83%

© Reuters. Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.83%© Reuters. Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.83% – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the rose 0.83% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the were Cogeco Communications Inc (TO:), which rose 8.94% or 5.82 points to trade at 70.93 at the close. Meanwhile, Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TO:) added 5.05% or 0.24 points to end at 4.99 and Constellation Software Inc . (TO:) was up 4.63% or 49.09 points to 1109.62 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Hydro One Limited (TO:), which fell 3.22% or 0.65 points to trade at 19.52 at the close. Baytex Energy Corp (TO:) declined 2.61% or 0.12 points to end at 4.47 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TO:) was down 2.16% or 0.500 points to 22.600.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 646 to 433 and 133 ended unchanged.

Shares in Constellation Software Inc. (TO:) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.63% or 49.09 to 1109.62.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 5.37% to 12.69.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.22% or 2.70 to $1247.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $70.34 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.31% or 0.96 to trade at $74.36 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.40% to 0.7600, while CAD/EUR rose 0.43% to 0.6512.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 94.56.

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