Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.25%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ), which rose 2.19% or 0.11 points to trade at 5.14 at the close. Teck Resources Ltd B (TSX: TECKb ) added 1.91% or 0.94 points to end at 50.16 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) was up 1.63% or 0.21 points to 13.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which lost 16.38% or 0.96 points to trade at 4.90 in late trade. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) declined 13.29% or 0.63 points to end at 4.11 and Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) shed 12.66% or 0.80 points to 5.52.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 735 to 315 and 82 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 5.51% to 18.01.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.15% or 2.65 to $1,783.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.44% or 2.65 to hit $74.28 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 3.85% or 3.18 to trade at $79.50 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.48% to 0.73, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.22% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 105.54.

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