Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.15%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Materials , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Nevsun Resources Ltd . (TO: NSU ), which rose 5.00% or 0.130 points to trade at 2.730 at the close. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ) added 4.95% or 0.210 points to end at 4.450 and Bonavista Energy Corp (TO: BNP ) was up 4.43% or 0.120 points to 2.830 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO: BAD ), which lost 5.98% or 1.81 points to trade at 28.44 in late trade. Precision Drilling Corporation (TO: PD ) declined 5.61% or 0.21 points to end at 3.53 and Intertape Polymer Group Inc . (TO: ITP ) shed 3.54% or 0.74 points to 20.15.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 614 to 472 and 134 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 0.97% to 13.25.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.92% or 11.93 to $1278.47 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $47.59 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.11 to trade at $50.84 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.22% to 0.7843, while CAD/EUR rose 0.06% to 0.6677.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 93.73.

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