Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Staples , REITs and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Mitel Networks Corporation (TO: MNW ), which rose 9.59% or 1.25 points to trade at 14.29 at the close. Restaurant Brands Intl (TO: QSR ) added 4.32% or 2.98 points to end at 72.04 and Barrick Gold Corporation (TO: ABX ) was up 3.56% or 0.59 points to 17.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TO: PSK ), which lost 7.49% or 2.38 points to trade at 29.41 in late trade. Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO: BAD ) declined 6.86% or 1.90 points to end at 25.78 and Stars Group Inc (TO: TSGI ) shed 6.11% or 2.63 points to 40.39.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 701 to 418 and 126 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 2.22% to 15.64 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.69% or 9.10 to $1333.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.18% or 0.81 to hit $67.83 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.02% or 0.76 to trade at $73.95 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.18% to 0.7797, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6373.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 90.55.

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