Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.19% – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the added 0.19%.

The best performers of the session on the were Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:), which rose 10.19% or 0.480 points to trade at 5.190 at the close. Meanwhile, ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO:) added 5.03% or 0.080 points to end at 1.670 and Bombardier Inc (TO:) was up 3.37% or 0.070 points to 2.150 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TO:), which fell 6.45% or 3.280 points to trade at 47.550 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO:) declined 4.04% or 0.32 points to end at 7.60 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:) was down 3.28% or 0.080 points to 2.360.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 635 to 531 and 145 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 4.18% to 10.71.

Gold for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.65 to $1130.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.32% or 0.17 to hit $52.66 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.34 to trade at $54.80 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.59% to 0.7411, while CAD/EUR fell 0.71% to 0.7101.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.04% at 103.08.