Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.13%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cascades Inc . (TSX: CAS ), which rose 13.10% or 1.17 points to trade at 10.10 at the close. Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) added 7.64% or 0.71 points to end at 10.00 and BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ) was up 6.11% or 0.67 points to 11.64 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ), which lost 7.47% or 0.18 points to trade at 2.23 in late trade. Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA ) declined 6.60% or 0.45 points to end at 6.37 and Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSX: KEL ) shed 6.13% or 0.250 points to 3.830.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 536 to 516 and 120 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 down 2.03% to 12.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.46% or 6.10 to $1337.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.09% or 2.18 to hit $51.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $59.80 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7497, while CAD/EUR rose 0.08% to 0.6641.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 96.968.

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