Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the IT , Consumer Staples and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ), which rose 14.63% or 0.30 points to trade at 2.35 at the close. Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) added 14.29% or 0.45 points to end at 3.60 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) was up 13.56% or 0.80 points to 6.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 6.37% or 87.20 points to trade at 1280.80 in late trade. Choice Properties REIT (TSX: CHP_u ) declined 5.45% or 0.71 points to end at 12.32 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) shed 4.35% or 0.370 points to 8.140.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 641 to 438 and 91 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 1.36% or 24.75 to $1842.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.35% or 0.96 to hit $41.88 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.36% or 1.02 to trade at $44.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.62% to 0.7433, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6452.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.64% at 95.157.

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