Canada’s share is higher at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index up 0.29% – Canadian equities were higher at Friday’s close as gains in sectors , and propelled stocks higher.

At the close in Toronto, the addition of 0.29%.

The biggest winners from the session on the were MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:), which rose 6.72% or 0.90 points to trade at 14.29 at the close. Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:) added 5.50% or 1.04 points to end at 19.94 and Enerplus Corporation (TSX:) was up 5.29% or 0.75 points at 14.93 late in the session.

Biggest Losers Included Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:), which was down 5.34% or 0.62 points to trade at 11:00 a.m. late trading. K92 Mining Inc (TSX:) fell 4.43% or 0.32 points to end at 7.00 and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. . (TSX:) fell 4.50% or 1.35 points to 28.63.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising stocks by 677 to 354 and 105 remained unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, fell 4.73% to 15.72.

In commodities trading, gold futures for February delivery were down 0.20% or 3.65 at $1,817.75 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for February delivery rose 2.40% or 1.97 to $84.09 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.20% or 1.97 per barrel. 86 to trade at $86.33 a barrel.

CAD/USD fell 0.25% to 0.7966, while CAD/EUR rose 0.11% to 0.6977.

US dollar index futures rose 0.39% to 95.145.

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