Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.04%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Materials and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Imperial Oil Ltd (TSX: IMO ), which rose 3.65% or 1.13 points to trade at 32.06 at the close. Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ) added 3.35% or 0.21 points to end at 6.47 and Stantec Inc (TSX: STN ) was up 3.08% or 1.71 points to 57.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ), which lost 12.67% or 2.580 points to trade at 17.780 in late trade. Village Farms International Inc (TSX: VFF ) declined 8.99% or 1.44 points to end at 14.58 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) shed 8.61% or 0.960 points to 10.190.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 618 to 468 and 75 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 June delivery was down 0.78% or 13.65 to $1731.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.59% or 0.35 to hit $59.67 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.48% or 0.30 to trade at $63.25 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.28% to 0.7961, while CAD/EUR fell 0.28% to 0.6687.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 92.157.

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