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 Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and IT 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 Algoma Steel Group Inc (TSX: ASTL ), which rose 3.78% or 0.40 points to trade at 10.98 at the close. Athabasca Oil Corp (TSX: ATH ) added 2.97% or 0.08 points to end at 2.77 and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd (TSX: FFH ) was up 2.83% or 24.12 points to 875.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ), which lost 7.80% or 2.01 points to trade at 23.75 in late trade. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) declined 6.01% or 0.67 points to end at 10.48 and Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ) shed 5.73% or 0.74 points to 12.17.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 602 to 395 and 102 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 up 4.81% to 14.82.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.37% or 7.10 to $1,922.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.45% or 1.95 to hit $77.73 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.36% or 2.04 to trade at $84.36 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.53% to 0.75, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.35% to 0.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 102.04.

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