Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.58%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.58%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were TFI International Inc (TSX: TFII ), which rose 7.78% or 8.85 points to trade at 122.64 at the close. OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) added 6.83% or 0.155 points to end at 2.425 and Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ) was up 5.15% or 0.63 points to 12.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ), which lost 9.24% or 0.34 points to trade at 3.34 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 8.88% or 0.930 points to end at 9.540 and Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) shed 6.99% or 1.43 points to 19.02.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 597 to 433 and 106 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 0.94% or 17.05 to $1826.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.38% or 2.54 to hit $72.71 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.76% or 2.11 to trade at $74.38 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.02% to 0.7994, while CAD/EUR fell 0.48% to 0.6753.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 92.382.

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