Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.19%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , IT and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ), which rose 3.78% or 0.44 points to trade at 12.09 at the close. MTY Food Group Inc (TSX: MTY ) added 3.31% or 1.85 points to end at 57.82 and Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) was up 3.16% or 5.53 points to 180.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which lost 7.69% or 0.13 points to trade at 1.56 in late trade. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) declined 6.53% or 2.99 points to end at 42.80 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 6.28% or 0.660 points to 9.850.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 707 to 313 and 124 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 11.76% to 17.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.09% or 1.70 to $1814.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.36% or 1.97 to hit $85.27 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.70% or 1.47 to trade at $87.95 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.09% to 0.7993, while CAD/EUR rose 0.84% to 0.7057.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 95.735.

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