Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.47%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.47% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Materials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.47% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Intertape Polymer Group Inc . (TO: ITP ), which rose 6.40% or 1.12 points to trade at 18.61 at the close. Boyd Group Income Fund (TO: BYD_u ) added 6.16% or 7.21 points to end at 124.19 and Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO: BAD ) was up 5.61% or 1.67 points to 31.46 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO: FR ), which lost 14.94% or 1.27 points to trade at 7.23 in late trade. Stars Group Inc (TO: TSGI ) declined 10.86% or 4.55 points to end at 37.35 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO: KL ) shed 7.52% or 2.170 points to 26.680.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 660 to 409 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 up 3.81% to 12.81.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.50% or 18.30 to $1200.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.44% or 0.30 to hit $67.33 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $72.77 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.7617, while CAD/EUR rose 0.12% to 0.6677.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 96.16.

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