Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.65%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.65% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dollarama Inc (TSX: DOL ), which rose 5.27% or 3.68 points to trade at 73.49 at the close. Baytex Energy Corp (TSX: BTE ) added 4.79% or 0.40 points to end at 8.75 and Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ) was up 3.46% or 0.45 points to 13.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Enghouse Systems Ltd (TSX: ENGH ), which lost 19.78% or 6.69 points to trade at 27.14 in late trade. Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) declined 6.87% or 1.08 points to end at 14.64 and TFI International Inc (TSX: TFII ) shed 5.49% or 5.87 points to 101.05.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 692 to 329 and 109 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 3.31% to 17.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.13% or 2.45 to $1,854.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 2.65% or 3.17 to hit $122.58 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.84% or 3.43 to trade at $124.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.18% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.29% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 102.56.

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