Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.02%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials , Consumer Staples and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which rose 8.11% or 0.12 points to trade at 1.60 at the close. Canadian National Railway Company (TSX: CNR ) added 6.46% or 8.94 points to end at 147.16 and Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX ) was up 5.31% or 0.46 points to 9.03 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP ), which lost 5.24% or 4.76 points to trade at 86.06 in late trade. Russel Metals Inc . (TSX: RUS ) declined 2.78% or 0.98 points to end at 34.25 and LifeWorks Inc (TSX: LWRK ) shed 2.62% or 0.94 points to 34.93.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 499 to 495 and 111 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 5.95 to $1818.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.14% or 0.79 to hit $68.42 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.71 to trade at $71.52 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.7928, while CAD/EUR fell 0.13% to 0.6715.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.672.

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