Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.12%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Shopify Inc (TO: SHOP ), which rose 7.49% or 22.710 points to trade at 325.750 at the close. Interfor Corp (TO: IFP ) added 3.79% or 0.61 points to end at 16.70 and Aphria Inc (TO: APHA ) was up 2.92% or 0.290 points to 10.220 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hexo Corp (TO: HEXO ), which lost 6.03% or 0.6700 points to trade at 10.4400 in late trade. Ensign Energy Services Inc (TO: ESI ) declined 6.01% or 0.36 points to end at 5.63 and CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO: CEU ) shed 5.09% or 0.140 points to 2.610.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 621 to 439 and 138 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 0.36% to 11.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.30% or 3.85 to $1285.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.08% or 0.05 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $71.66 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.05% to 0.7466, while CAD/EUR fell 0.08% to 0.6654.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 97.235.

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