Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Discretionary , Real Estate and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ), which rose 12.73% or 1.05 points to trade at 9.30 at the close. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ) added 12.43% or 1.50 points to end at 13.57 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) was up 5.28% or 0.16 points to 3.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ), which lost 4.45% or 1.41 points to trade at 30.27 in late trade. Colliers International Group Inc Bats (TSX: CIGI ) declined 3.87% or 5.45 points to end at 135.31 and Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ) shed 3.61% or 1.71 points to 45.64.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 725 to 336 and 90 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 June delivery was down 0.02% or 0.40 to $1837.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.75% or 0.49 to hit $65.41 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.35 to trade at $68.67 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.09% to 0.8272, while CAD/EUR fell 0.08% to 0.6806.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 90.112.

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