Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.73%
Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.73%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Torex Gold Resources Inc (TSX: TXG ), which rose 5.14% or 0.97 points to trade at 19.84 at the close. Power Corporation Of Canada (TSX: POW ) added 2.94% or 0.71 points to end at 24.83 and Empire Company Ltd (TSX: EMPa ) was up 1.60% or 0.51 points to 32.29 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ), which lost 8.23% or 0.57 points to trade at 6.36 in late trade. Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) declined 7.41% or 0.26 points to end at 3.25 and Enerplus Corporation (TSX: ERF ) shed 7.13% or 0.29 points to 3.78.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 850 to 206 and 88 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 0.40% or 7.10 to $1774.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 5.60% or 2.26 to hit $38.11 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 5.28% or 2.25 to trade at $40.38 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.53% to 0.7341, while CAD/EUR fell 0.03% to 0.6523.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 97.188.
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