Canada’s share is higher at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index up 0.21% – Canadian stocks were higher at Thursday’s close, as gains in sectors , and propelled stocks higher.

At the close in Toronto, the gain was 0.21%.

The biggest winners from the session on the were NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:), which rose 11.44% or 0.80 points to trade at 7.79 at the close. Denison Mining Company (TSX:) added 10.40% or 0.21 points to end at 2.23 and Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX:) rose 10.10% or 1.13 points to 12.32 late in the session.

The biggest losers were Tilray Inc (TSX:), which fell 10.55% or 0.96 points to trade at 8.14 late in the session. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX:) lost 6.75% or 0.32 points to end at 4.42 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:) lost 5.78% or 0.52 points to 8.47.

Falling stocks outnumbered rising stocks 628 to 451 and 81 remained unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, rose 3.56% to 16.27.

In commodities trading, gold futures for June delivery rose 0.45% or 8.60 to $1,931.70 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for May delivery rose 0.74% or 0.71 to $96.94 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.21% or 0. 21 to trade at $101.28 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.37% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR was unchanged 0.12% to 0.73.

US dollar index futures rose 0.20% to 99.81.

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