Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.69%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Materials , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ), which rose 4.71% or 0.33 points to trade at 7.34 at the close. Boardwalk REIT (TSX: BEI_u ) added 2.74% or 0.96 points to end at 36.02 and Killam Properties Inc (TSX: KMP_u ) was up 2.41% or 0.43 points to 18.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ), which lost 7.88% or 1.22 points to trade at 14.27 in late trade. SSR Mining Inc (TSX: SSRM ) declined 7.36% or 1.53 points to end at 19.27 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) shed 6.73% or 1.200 points to 16.640.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 697 to 352 and 107 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% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.49% or 26.75 to $1772.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.97% or 1.18 to hit $61.23 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.70% or 1.08 to trade at $64.43 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.10% to 0.7872, while CAD/EUR rose 0.50% to 0.6540.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 90.957.

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