Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which rose 15.47% or 3.145 points to trade at 23.475 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 12.86% or 0.40 points to end at 3.51 and Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ) was up 5.55% or 0.315 points to 5.995 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR ), which lost 4.36% or 1.98 points to trade at 43.44 in late trade. Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX: CHE_u ) declined 3.41% or 0.38 points to end at 10.75 and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TSX: WFT ) shed 3.17% or 1.91 points to 58.36.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 554 to 491 and 121 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 down 1.59% to 9.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.55 to $1471.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.27% or 1.81 to hit $57.16 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.56% or 1.56 to trade at $62.47 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.26% to 0.7517, while CAD/EUR fell 0.18% to 0.6788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 97.800.

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