Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.89%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.89%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Real Estate and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which rose 8.62% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.630 at the close. Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) added 5.76% or 0.72 points to end at 13.22 and Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ) was up 5.37% or 0.61 points to 11.97 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ShawCor Ltd . (TSX: SCL ), which lost 16.76% or 0.86 points to trade at 4.27 in late trade. Air Canada (TSX: AC ) declined 10.18% or 2.38 points to end at 21.01 and Baytex Energy Corp (TSX: BTE ) shed 9.57% or 0.090 points to 0.850.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 692 to 364 and 99 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 0.92% or 15.65 to $1720.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.60% or 0.61 to hit $38.80 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.22 to trade at $41.02 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.13% to 0.7460, while CAD/EUR fell 0.48% to 0.6582.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 96.382.

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