Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.55%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which rose 8.31% or 0.35 points to trade at 4.56 at the close. Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) added 7.27% or 1.58 points to end at 23.30 and Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) was up 5.22% or 1.34 points to 27.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TSX: TVE ), which lost 6.90% or 0.28 points to trade at 3.78 in late trade. Athabasca Oil Corp (TSX: ATH ) declined 6.64% or 0.15 points to end at 2.11 and Freehold Royalties Ltd . (TSX: FRU ) shed 6.62% or 0.84 points to 11.85.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 603 to 408 and 101 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 4.01% to 22.98.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.48% or 26.10 to $1,737.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.08% or 1.07 to hit $98.43 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.36% or 2.43 to trade at $100.34 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.02% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR rose 0.88% to 0.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 106.88.

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