Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.40%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Clean Technology , IT and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which rose 11.93% or 0.97 points to trade at 9.10 at the close. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ) added 4.02% or 0.43 points to end at 11.12 and Sandstorm Gold Ltd . (TSX: SSL ) was up 3.93% or 0.28 points to 7.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ), which lost 5.16% or 0.76 points to trade at 13.98 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 4.87% or 1.72 points to end at 33.49 and goeasy Ltd (TSX: GSY ) shed 4.56% or 7.58 points to 158.83.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 689 to 333 and 114 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 21.94% to 13.73.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.10% or 1.85 to $1799.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.87% or 0.69 to hit $78.21 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.17% or 0.96 to trade at $80.79 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.32% to 0.7883, while CAD/EUR rose 0.00% to 0.6960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.977.

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