Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumer Discretionary , IT and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ), which rose 11.75% or 2.94 points to trade at 27.97 at the close. Sprott Inc . (TSX: SII ) added 9.70% or 5.36 points to end at 60.62 and Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ) was up 6.76% or 0.70 points to 11.06 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ), which lost 15.16% or 27.89 points to trade at 156.04 in late trade. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) declined 13.04% or 0.18 points to end at 1.20 and Air Canada (TSX: AC ) shed 10.34% or 2.27 points to 19.64.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 707 to 379 and 67 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 up 7.15% to 21.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.60% or 31.40 to $1,998.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.57% or 4.13 to hit $119.81 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 4.49% or 5.30 to trade at $123.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.57% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.01% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 99.18.

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