Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.31%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Industrials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Alaris Royalty Corp . (TO: AD ), which rose 7.41% or 1.290 points to trade at 18.690 at the close. Hudson's Bay Company (TO: HBC ) added 6.38% or 0.49 points to end at 8.17 and Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ) was up 4.37% or 0.090 points to 2.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MEG Energy Corp (TO: MEG ), which lost 10.23% or 0.89 points to trade at 7.81 in late trade. MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO: MAXR ) declined 9.56% or 2.24 points to end at 21.19 and Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TO: TVE ) shed 8.61% or 0.210 points to 2.230.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 972 to 186 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 6.43% to 19.03.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.10 to $1222.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 6.94% or 3.97 to hit $53.23 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 6.75% or 4.51 to trade at $62.28 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 1.00% to 0.7517, while CAD/EUR fell 0.27% to 0.6611.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 96.70.

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