Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.52%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which rose 17.83% or 7.31 points to trade at 48.30 at the close. Whitecap Resources Inc . (TSX: WCP ) added 6.81% or 0.39 points to end at 6.12 and Enerplus Corporation (TSX: ERF ) was up 4.05% or 0.32 points to 8.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ), which lost 4.53% or 0.49 points to trade at 10.32 in late trade. OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) declined 3.78% or 0.14 points to end at 3.69 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 3.72% or 1.170 points to 30.280.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 519 to 482 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 August delivery was up 0.22% or 4.20 to $1909.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.90% or 0.60 to hit $66.92 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.59 to trade at $69.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.8290, while CAD/EUR fell 0.24% to 0.6781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 89.820.

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