Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.56%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , IT and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ), which rose 22.99% or 0.385 points to trade at 2.060 at the close. Ensign Energy Services Inc (TO: ESI ) added 7.16% or 0.38 points to end at 5.69 and Precision Drilling Corporation (TO: PD ) was up 6.44% or 0.21 points to 3.47 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TO: SHOP ), which lost 11.30% or 22.470 points to trade at 176.330 in late trade. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TO: BHC ) declined 7.02% or 2.34 points to end at 30.98 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ) shed 6.87% or 3.180 points to 43.140.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 770 to 363 and 100 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 2.64% to 17.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 3.70 to $1224.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.59% or 0.90 to hit $57.36 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.16 to trade at $66.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.22% to 0.7588, while CAD/EUR fell 0.53% to 0.6626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.09.

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