Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate , REITs and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which rose 12.28% or 3.11 points to trade at 28.44 at the close. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) added 8.89% or 1.02 points to end at 12.49 and Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) was up 4.99% or 0.78 points to 16.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ), which lost 6.09% or 1.60 points to trade at 24.66 in late trade. Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ) declined 4.09% or 2.38 points to end at 55.86 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) shed 4.08% or 0.485 points to 11.395.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 585 to 457 and 101 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 February delivery was up 0.70% or 12.90 to $1848.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $52.26 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.28 to trade at $55.71 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.70% to 0.7827, while CAD/EUR fell 0.24% to 0.6433.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 90.403.

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