Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the IT , Financials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX: BYD ), which rose 12.47% or 18.41 points to trade at 166.01 at the close. Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd (TSX: BDGI ) added 4.74% or 1.32 points to end at 29.18 and Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX: BBU_u ) was up 4.64% or 1.62 points to 36.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ), which lost 5.73% or 5.39 points to trade at 88.64 in late trade. Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX: CTS ) declined 3.85% or 0.41 points to end at 10.25 and Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) shed 3.71% or 1.48 points to 38.38.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 536 to 524 and 79 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 0.99% to 15.23.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.32% or 25.40 to $1,946.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 4.96% or 5.42 to hit $114.69 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 5.33% or 6.15 to trade at $121.63 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.08% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.30% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 98.62.

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