© Reuters. Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.27%

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

At the close in Toronto, the gained 0.27% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TO:), which rose 6.30% or 2.19 points to trade at 36.95 at the close. Meanwhile, New Gold Inc (TO:) added 6.03% or 0.070 points to end at 1.230 and First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO:) was up 5.09% or 0.44 points to 9.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Cronos Group Inc (TO:), which fell 7.32% or 2.1100 points to trade at 26.7000 at the close. Aphria Inc (TO:) declined 4.36% or 0.580 points to end at 12.730 and Barrick Gold Corporation (TO:) was down 3.09% or 0.53 points to 16.60.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 612 to 474 and 126 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.01% to 13.73.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.23% or 3.10 to $1329.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 3.21% or 1.84 to hit $55.42 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $64.94 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7583, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6671.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.305.

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