Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the IT , Real Estate and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ), which rose 7.95% or 0.98 points to trade at 13.30 at the close. Sandstorm Gold Ltd . (TSX: SSL ) added 7.71% or 0.70 points to end at 9.78 and Cogeco Communications Inc (TSX: CCA ) was up 4.81% or 5.54 points to 120.65 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF ), which lost 4.41% or 2.64 points to trade at 57.27 in late trade. Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) declined 2.11% or 0.21 points to end at 9.72 and Parex Resources Inc (TSX: PXT ) shed 2.11% or 0.45 points to 20.83.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 512 to 504 and 97 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.37% or 6.55 to $1770.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.79% or 0.58 to hit $73.56 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.38 to trade at $74.66 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.07% to 0.8057, while CAD/EUR rose 0.36% to 0.6801.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 92.418.

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