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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.33%

Published 06-12-2017, 02:55 am
© Reuters.  Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.33%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Materials, Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE), which rose 2.83% or 0.12 points to trade at 4.36 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED) added 2.79% or 0.510 points to end at 18.760 and Constellation Software Inc . (TO:CSU) was up 2.48% or 18.61 points to 767.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Laurentian Bank Of Canada (TO:LB), which lost 7.89% or 4.80 points to trade at 56.00 in late trade. Bonavista Energy Corp (TO:BNP) declined 7.42% or 0.170 points to end at 2.120 and Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TO:BIR) shed 5.59% or 0.27 points to 4.56.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 801 to 357 and 131 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 0.44% to 11.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.70% or 8.90 to $1268.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.35% or 0.20 to hit $57.67 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.46 to trade at $62.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.19% to 0.7875, while CAD/EUR rose 0.14% to 0.6659.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 93.28.

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