Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.07%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX ), which rose 5.56% or 0.48 points to trade at 9.11 at the close. Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) added 4.87% or 1.22 points to end at 26.26 and IAMGold Corporation (TSX: IMG ) was up 4.53% or 0.13 points to 3.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ), which lost 6.05% or 3.94 points to trade at 61.14 in late trade. Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ) declined 6.04% or 0.11 points to end at 1.71 and Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL ) shed 5.11% or 2.39 points to 44.52.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 681 to 334 and 98 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 December delivery was up 0.24% or 4.25 to $1765.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.37% or 1.87 to hit $77.06 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.16% or 1.78 to trade at $80.78 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.04% to 0.7943, while CAD/EUR rose 0.34% to 0.6873.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 94.233.

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