Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.87%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.87%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Clean Technology , IT and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ), which rose 6.56% or 0.83 points to trade at 13.48 at the close. Canaccord Genuity Group Inc (TSX: CF ) added 5.35% or 0.63 points to end at 12.40 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) was up 3.96% or 0.390 points to 10.230 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Boralex Inc (TSX: BLX ), which lost 6.84% or 2.98 points to trade at 40.58 in late trade. Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) declined 5.92% or 1.59 points to end at 25.25 and Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ) shed 5.68% or 0.07 points to 1.25.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 611 to 447 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 June delivery was down 0.51% or 9.15 to $1771.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.41% or 0.26 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.30 to trade at $67.07 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.36% to 0.7974, while CAD/EUR fell 0.81% to 0.6625.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.51% at 91.073.

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