Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Clean Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ), which rose 16.11% or 0.3400 points to trade at 2.4500 at the close. Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ) added 12.92% or 0.650 points to end at 5.680 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) was up 9.08% or 0.7400 points to 8.8900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ), which lost 9.93% or 0.950 points to trade at 8.620 in late trade. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TSX: SNC ) declined 6.04% or 1.61 points to end at 25.04 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) shed 6.02% or 0.160 points to 2.500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 565 to 491 and 118 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 3.08% to 10.05.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.05% or 0.80 to $1472.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.17% or 1.81 to hit $55.33 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.56% or 1.60 to trade at $60.84 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.46% to 0.7537, while CAD/EUR fell 0.48% to 0.6804.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.730.

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