Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.53%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the IT , Consumer Discretionary and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.53% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX: NVA ), which rose 6.66% or 0.68 points to trade at 10.89 at the close. WELL Health Technologies Corp (TSX: WELL ) added 3.51% or 0.16 points to end at 4.72 and Parex Resources Inc (TSX: PXT ) was up 3.35% or 0.82 points to 25.31 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX: HUT ), which lost 8.43% or 0.42 points to trade at 4.56 in late trade. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) declined 8.09% or 0.11 points to end at 1.25 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ) shed 7.45% or 0.79 points to 9.82.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 861 to 218 and 80 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 0.83% to 18.26 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.57% or 10.75 to $1,906.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 3.60% or 3.55 to hit $102.09 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.97% or 3.03 to trade at $105.19 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.65% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.06% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 102.35.

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