Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the IT , Consumer Staples and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Precision Drilling Corporation (TSX: PD ), which rose 4.16% or 2.53 points to trade at 63.28 at the close. Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX: BIR ) added 3.97% or 0.31 points to end at 8.12 and Cogeco Communications Inc (TSX: CCA ) was up 3.49% or 2.26 points to 66.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included North West Company Inc (TSX: NWC ), which lost 10.81% or 4.15 points to trade at 34.25 in late trade. Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) declined 6.65% or 5.68 points to end at 79.67 and Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) shed 6.49% or 1.44 points to 20.74.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 479 to 476 and 117 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 down 2.03% to 12.07 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.28% or 25.35 to $1,956.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.09% or 0.78 to hit $72.52 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.77% or 0.59 to trade at $76.88 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.23% to 0.75, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.17% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 104.08.

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