Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.67%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the REITs , Healthcare and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.67% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Osisko Mining Corp (TSX: OSK ), which rose 6.14% or 0.18 points to trade at 3.11 at the close. Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) added 4.42% or 0.40 points to end at 9.45 and MAG Silver Corp (TSX: MAG ) was up 2.98% or 0.62 points to 21.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX: BIR ), which lost 6.87% or 0.480 points to trade at 6.510 in late trade. Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) declined 6.06% or 1.93 points to end at 29.90 and Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ) shed 5.59% or 0.29 points to 4.90.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 879 to 185 and 87 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 10.35% to 15.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.46% or 8.25 to $1776.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 5.25% or 3.67 to hit $66.28 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 5.35% or 3.92 to trade at $69.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.36% to 0.7818, while CAD/EUR fell 0.54% to 0.6912.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.075.

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