Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.29%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ), which rose 5.57% or 8.02 points to trade at 152.11 at the close. Rogers Communications Inc (TSX: RCIb ) added 5.43% or 3.35 points to end at 64.92 and Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ) was up 3.52% or 1.25 points to 36.87 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ), which lost 8.57% or 2.370 points to trade at 25.280 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 6.55% or 0.910 points to end at 12.990 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) shed 5.36% or 1.50 points to 26.48.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 656 to 412 and 120 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 April delivery was up 0.07% or 1.15 to $1730.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.06% or 0.69 to hit $64.70 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.84% or 0.58 to trade at $68.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.30% to 0.8042, while CAD/EUR rose 0.48% to 0.6753.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 91.858.

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