Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.31%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.31%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , Clean Technology and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which rose 32.48% or 8.34 points to trade at 34.02 at the close. Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) added 3.57% or 1.55 points to end at 45.00 and Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) was up 1.97% or 0.61 points to 31.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TSX: LIF ), which lost 17.73% or 8.85 points to trade at 41.06 in late trade. HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) declined 11.00% or 1.18 points to end at 9.55 and Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ) shed 10.90% or 1.33 points to 10.87.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 741 to 319 and 81 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 2.01% to 19.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.50% or 29.80 to $1,955.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 6.61% or 7.23 to hit $102.10 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 5.88% or 6.62 to trade at $106.05 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.57% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR fell 0.94% to 0.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 99.04.

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