Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.90%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX: CSH_u ), which rose 1.58% or 0.19 points to trade at 12.25 at the close. Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ) added 1.16% or 1.64 points to end at 143.26 and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc . (TSX: INE ) was up 0.93% or 0.16 points to 17.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which lost 11.84% or 2.90 points to trade at 21.60 in late trade. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) declined 9.94% or 3.47 points to end at 31.45 and Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ) shed 9.81% or 0.82 points to 7.54.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 822 to 212 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 up 15.85% to 25.65.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.27% or 4.99 to $1,813.91 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.77% or 3.04 to hit $106.59 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.60% or 2.91 to trade at $109.02 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.62% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.23% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 103.96.

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