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 Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Energy and Financials 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 IAMGold Corporation (TSX: IMG ), which rose 7.13% or 0.310 points to trade at 4.660 at the close. Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX: BIR ) added 6.25% or 0.13 points to end at 2.21 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) was up 5.23% or 0.990 points to 19.930 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ), which lost 5.85% or 0.10 points to trade at 1.61 in late trade. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ) declined 5.00% or 0.030 points to end at 0.570 and BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ) shed 4.99% or 2.07 points to 39.45.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 648 to 431 and 102 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 5.60% to 13.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.38% or 5.80 to $1517.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $56.13 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $60.09 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.7508, while CAD/EUR rose 0.01% to 0.6764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 98.032.

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