Canadian Stock Market Rises; Toronto S&P/TSX Composite Index Up 0.43% at Close

The Canadian stock market ended higher on Friday, led by gains in the Information Technology, Finance, and Healthcare sectors.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite Index was up by 0.43%.

Among the top performers on the S&P/TSX Composite Index was Bombardier Inc (TSX:BBDb), which rose by 8.48% (3.77 points) to close at 48.22. Trisura Group Ltd (TSX:TSU) gained 5.95% (2.19 points) to end at 38.98, while NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX:NG) was up by 4.42% (0.14 points), closing at 3.31.

The session’s laggards included Magna International Inc (TSX:MG), which fell by 6.74% (5.32 points) to close at 73.58. New Gold Inc (TSX:NGD) dropped by 5.95% (0.10 points) to 1.58, and Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX:LSPD) ended down by 4.82% (0.96 points) at 18.94.

In the Toronto Stock Exchange, 474 stocks advanced, outnumbering the 463 decliners, while 115 stocks remained unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite Index options, fell by 6.67% to 11.05.

In commodities, April gold futures contracts fell by 0.41% (8.35 points) to $2,039.55. In other futures, March WTI crude oil futures contracts rose by 0.41% (0.31 points) to $76.53, while April Brent crude futures were up by 0.34% (0.28) at $81.91.

The CAD/USD was unchanged at 0.01%, standing at 0.74, while the CAD/EUR remained steady at 0.12%, at 0.69.

The U.S. dollar index futures fell by 0.10%, to 103.93.

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