Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.74%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.74%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Materials , Consumer Discretionary and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Northland Power Inc . (TSX: NPI ), which rose 2.28% or 0.91 points to trade at 40.91 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 2.17% or 0.180 points to end at 8.460 and Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) was up 1.67% or 0.35 points to 21.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 9.59% or 2.06 points to trade at 19.43 in late trade. New Gold Inc (TSX: NGD ) declined 6.42% or 0.095 points to end at 1.385 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) shed 5.33% or 0.43 points to 7.54.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 717 to 319 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.29% or 5.15 to $1784.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.82% or 0.55 to hit $66.50 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.50% or 0.35 to trade at $69.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.40% to 0.7920, while CAD/EUR rose 0.19% to 0.6762.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 93.148.

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