Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.08%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ), which rose 7.00% or 9.92 points to trade at 151.56 at the close. Cascades Inc . (TSX: CAS ) added 5.77% or 0.79 points to end at 14.48 and Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) was up 4.96% or 4.35 points to 92.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ), which lost 9.29% or 0.550 points to trade at 5.370 in late trade. Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) declined 9.22% or 2.40 points to end at 23.62 and Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) shed 7.81% or 1.42 points to 16.77.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 609 to 428 and 102 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 down 0.67% or 12.65 to $1866.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $70.95 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.22 to trade at $72.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.8236, while CAD/EUR rose 0.06% to 0.6797.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 90.483.

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