Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.76%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Rogers Communications Inc (TSX: RCIb ), which rose 3.27% or 1.84 points to trade at 58.15 at the close. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: HR_u ) added 2.92% or 0.48 points to end at 16.94 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) was up 2.14% or 0.050 points to 2.390 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which lost 7.30% or 0.17 points to trade at 2.16 in late trade. Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) declined 6.20% or 1.53 points to end at 23.13 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) shed 5.75% or 0.430 points to 7.050.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 678 to 358 and 97 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 up 0.18% or 3.25 to $1796.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.87% or 2.43 to hit $82.22 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.42% or 2.07 to trade at $83.58 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.26% to 0.8090, while CAD/EUR rose 0.22% to 0.6974.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.875.

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