OTTAWA: Canada stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary, Healthcare and Energy sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.22%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Mitel Networks Corporation (TO:MNW), which rose 3.35% or 0.34 points to trade at 10.50 at the close. Meanwhile, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TO:PSK) added 3.27% or 0.91 points to end at 28.70 and Western Forest Products Inc (TO:WEF) was up 2.80% or 0.070 points to 2.570 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO:PLI), which fell 5.38% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.230 at the close. Cineplex Inc . (TO:CGX) declined 4.77% or 1.89 points to end at 37.72 and Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) was down 4.19% or 0.45 points to 10.28.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 636 to 439 and 143 ended unchanged. Shares in Cineplex Inc. (TO:CGX) fell to 3-years lows; down 4.77% or 1.89 to 37.72. The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 6.75% to 12.99. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.46% or 6.01 to $1290.69 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.65% or 0.31 to hit $47.84 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.23 to trade at $51.89 a barrel. CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7961, while CAD/EUR rose 0.42% to 0.6767. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 93.42.