Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.22%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Transcontinental Inc (TSX: TCLa ), which rose 7.76% or 1.74 points to trade at 24.15 at the close. Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) added 7.10% or 1.74 points to end at 26.24 and Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) was up 6.32% or 1.75 points to 29.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which lost 3.85% or 0.07 points to trade at 1.62 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 3.59% or 0.70 points to end at 18.81 and NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX: NG ) shed 3.10% or 0.37 points to 11.58.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 539 to 502 and 119 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 August delivery was down 0.12% or 2.25 to $1892.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.43% or 0.30 to hit $69.75 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.19 to trade at $72.03 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.00% to 0.8256, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.142.

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