Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.11%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the IT , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Teck Resources Ltd (TO: TCKb ), which rose 4.43% or 1.03 points to trade at 24.27 at the close. Surge Energy Inc . (TO: SGY ) added 4.24% or 0.120 points to end at 2.950 and Ensign Energy Services Inc . (TO: ESI ) was up 3.32% or 0.27 points to 8.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO: FR ), which lost 6.03% or 0.66 points to trade at 10.29 in late trade. Dorel Industries Inc (TO: DIIb ) declined 4.86% or 1.73 points to end at 33.89 and MEG Energy Corp (TO: MEG ) shed 4.40% or 0.26 points to 5.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 668 to 503 and 115 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 2.85% to 15.51.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.47% or 5.90 to $1254.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.01% or 0.52 to hit $50.83 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.20% or 0.64 to trade at $52.50 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.53% to 0.7550, while CAD/EUR rose 0.21% to 0.6828.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.77% at 97.66.

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