Canada’s share is higher at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index up 1.05% – Canadian equities were higher at Friday’s close as gains in sectors , and propelled stocks higher.

At the close in Toronto, the rise was 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session were Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX:), which rose 8.11% or 0.24 points to trade at 3.20 at the close. BlackBerry Ltd (TSX:) added 7.61% or 0.59 points to end at 8.34 and LifeWorks Inc (TSX:) was up 6.79% or 1.12 points at 17.62 late in the session .

Biggest Losers Included Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX:), which fell 38.33% or 1.33 points to trade at 2.14 late in the session. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:) fell 13.62% or 0.97 points to end at 6.15 and Canadian Western Bank (TSX:) lost 9.61% or 3.19 points as of February 30.

Rising stocks outnumbered falling stocks by 700 to 303 and 107 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, fell 7.37% to 20.62.

In commodities trading, gold futures for June delivery rose 0.20% or 3.76 to $1,851.36 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for July delivery rose 0.90% or 1.03 to $115.12 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 1.03%. .36 to trade at $115.53 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.41% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR was unchanged 0.40% to 0.73.

US dollar index futures fell 0.16% to 101.69.

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