Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.84%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.84%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Healthcare and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.84%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were George Weston Limited (TSX: WN ), which rose 5.42% or 5.55 points to trade at 108.02 at the close. Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L ) added 4.09% or 2.74 points to end at 69.69 and Tricon Capital Group Inc (TSX: TCN ) was up 2.60% or 0.33 points to 13.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ), which lost 10.01% or 1.08 points to trade at 9.71 in late trade. MEG Energy Corp (TSX: MEG ) declined 8.74% or 0.59 points to end at 6.16 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) shed 8.42% or 0.73 points to 8.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 742 to 343 and 82 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 0.68% or 11.85 to $1726.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 6.51% or 4.01 to hit $57.55 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 6.31% or 4.08 to trade at $60.54 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.41% to 0.7953, while CAD/EUR rose 0.31% to 0.6710.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 92.338.

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