Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , IT and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ), which rose 5.42% or 0.220 points to trade at 4.280 at the close. Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ) added 5.05% or 0.990 points to end at 20.580 and NovaGold Resources Inc (TSX: NG ) was up 4.22% or 0.48 points to 11.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ), which lost 5.86% or 2.88 points to trade at 46.26 in late trade. Hexo Corp (TSX: HEXO ) declined 4.76% or 0.1000 points to end at 2.0000 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) shed 3.79% or 0.3400 points to 8.6300.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 582 to 447 and 96 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 0.00% to 12.68.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1517.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $61.64 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.36% or 0.24 to trade at $66.63 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.10% to 0.7656, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6832.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.425.

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