Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.63%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , REITs and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.63% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ), which rose 4.78% or 0.80 points to trade at 17.55 at the close. Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) added 2.24% or 40.79 points to end at 1860.42 and Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) was up 1.99% or 3.47 points to 177.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ), which lost 7.60% or 1.99 points to trade at 24.20 in late trade. HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX: HBM ) declined 7.00% or 0.57 points to end at 7.63 and Parex Resources Inc (TSX: PXT ) shed 6.42% or 1.35 points to 19.69.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 945 to 153 and 72 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 August delivery was down 0.39% or 7.15 to $1807.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 7.85% or 5.62 to hit $65.94 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 7.32% or 5.39 to trade at $68.20 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 1.15% to 0.7836, while CAD/EUR fell 1.04% to 0.6643.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 92.882.

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