Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 10.32%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 10.32%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 10.32% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dollarama Inc (TSX: DOL ), which rose 1.67% or 0.67 points to trade at 40.77 at the close. Jamieson Wellness Inc (TSX: JWEL ) fell 0.29% or 0.08 points to end at 27.09 and Metro Inc . (TSX: MRU ) was down 1.21% or 0.69 points to 56.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MEG Energy Corp (TSX: MEG ), which lost 55.56% or 3.10 points to trade at 2.48 in late trade. Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX: CVE ) declined 51.58% or 4.07 points to end at 3.82 and Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ) shed 43.49% or 1.27 points to 1.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1152 to 35 and 32 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 0.00% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.50% or 8.30 to $1680.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 26.96% or 11.13 to hit $30.15 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.04 to trade at $33.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7300, while CAD/EUR rose 0.12% to 0.6380.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.90% at 95.067.

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