Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.60%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.60%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 1.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were IAMGold Corporation (TSX: IMG ), which rose 15.90% or 0.66 points to trade at 4.81 at the close. Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) added 10.23% or 1.34 points to end at 14.44 and MTY Food Group Inc (TSX: MTY ) was up 9.00% or 4.48 points to 54.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ), which lost 14.71% or 2.55 points to trade at 14.79 in late trade. ShawCor Ltd . (TSX: SCL ) declined 10.62% or 1.15 points to end at 9.68 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) shed 10.06% or 0.95 points to 8.49.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 952 to 174 and 75 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 up 0.67% or 11.10 to $1659.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 3.97% or 2.12 to hit $51.26 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 4.12% or 2.39 to trade at $55.55 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.28% to 0.7526, while CAD/EUR fell 0.38% to 0.6933.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 99.210.

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