Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.39%

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.39%.

The best performers of the session on the were Norbord Inc (TSX:OSB), which rose 9.19% or 2.64 points to trade at 31.38 at the close. Meanwhile, North West Company Inc (TSX:NWC) added 4.75% or 1.42 points to end at 31.31 and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TSX:WFT) was up 3.58% or 2.15 points to 62.21 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were New Gold Inc (TSX:NGD), which fell 8.57% or 0.090 points to trade at 0.960 at the close. Aphria Inc (TSX:APHA) declined 5.20% or 0.500 points to end at 9.110 and Encana Corporation (TSX:ECA) was down 5.02% or 0.33 points to 6.25.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 547 to 475 and 153 ended unchanged.

Shares in Encana Corporation (TSX:ECA) fell to 3-years lows; down 5.02% or 0.33 to 6.25.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.58% to 11.99.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.12% or 1.65 to $1345.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.46% or 0.24 to hit $52.52 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.74 to trade at $62.05 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.62% to 0.7457, while CAD/EUR fell 0.04% to 0.6650.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 97.540.

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