Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.75%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.75% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Healthcare and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ), which rose 4.35% or 0.39 points to trade at 9.35 at the close. George Weston Limited (TSX: WN ) added 2.79% or 4.12 points to end at 151.60 and Waste Connections Inc (TSX: WCN ) was up 2.64% or 4.13 points to 160.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which lost 8.81% or 0.17 points to trade at 1.76 in late trade. Capstone Mining Corp (TSX: CS ) declined 8.31% or 0.30 points to end at 3.31 and Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ) shed 7.79% or 0.31 points to 3.67.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 641 to 368 and 91 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 0.05% to 21.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.06% or 1.05 to $1,820.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.00% or 2.23 to hit $109.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.48% or 1.68 to trade at $112.12 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.12% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.65% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 104.86.

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