Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.26%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 2.26% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: WIR_u ), which rose 2.76% or 0.74 points to trade at 27.51 at the close. Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX: ABX ) added 2.01% or 0.47 points to end at 23.85 and Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ) was up 1.97% or 0.18 points to 9.31 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which lost 22.94% or 6.85 points to trade at 23.01 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 12.26% or 3.69 points to end at 26.40 and NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE ) shed 11.33% or 0.750 points to 5.870.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 940 to 128 and 71 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 December delivery was up 0.65% or 11.40 to $1762.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.19% or 1.57 to hit $70.25 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.81% or 1.36 to trade at $73.98 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.50% to 0.7792, while CAD/EUR fell 0.44% to 0.6647.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.273.

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