Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ), which rose 5.41% or 0.34 points to trade at 6.62 at the close. K92 Mining Inc (TSX: KNT ) added 4.70% or 0.43 points to end at 9.57 and Whitecap Resources Inc . (TSX: WCP ) was up 4.68% or 0.47 points to 10.52 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 4.20% or 32.79 points to trade at 747.23 in late trade. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) declined 3.75% or 1.21 points to end at 31.03 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) shed 3.67% or 0.50 points to 13.11.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 536 to 505 and 108 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 up 5.42% to 10.89.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.96% or 18.80 to $1,967.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 6.82% or 6.43 to hit $100.72 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 6.35% or 6.25 to trade at $104.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.05% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.47% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 100.31.

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