Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.08%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were MTY Food Group Inc (TSX: MTY ), which rose 2.56% or 1.36 points to trade at 54.51 at the close. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX: AAV ) added 1.95% or 0.17 points to end at 8.88 and Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ) was up 1.89% or 0.22 points to 11.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which lost 11.50% or 0.39 points to trade at 3.00 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 10.44% or 0.19 points to end at 1.63 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) shed 8.85% or 4.08 points to 42.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 712 to 301 and 72 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 3.78% to 20.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.62% or 10.85 to $1,731.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.18% or 1.24 to hit $103.55 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.43% or 0.46 to trade at $106.56 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.40% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR rose 1.02% to 0.77.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.09% at 107.99.

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