Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.99%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Clean Technology , Healthcare and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ), which rose 4.34% or 0.40 points to trade at 9.61 at the close. Atco Ltd (TSX: ACOx ) added 4.05% or 1.71 points to end at 43.96 and Whitecap Resources Inc . (TSX: WCP ) was up 3.25% or 0.17 points to 5.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ), which lost 10.34% or 11.52 points to trade at 99.85 in late trade. Element Fleet Management Corp (TSX: EFN ) declined 9.40% or 1.40 points to end at 13.50 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) shed 7.63% or 2.52 points to 30.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 684 to 328 and 121 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 0.85% or 15.60 to $1820.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.70% or 0.46 to hit $65.74 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.45 to trade at $69.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.15% to 0.8247, while CAD/EUR rose 0.43% to 0.6828.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.68% at 90.735.

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