Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.63%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.63%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Materials and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 2.63% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were LifeWorks Inc (TSX: LWRK ), which rose 2.23% or 0.39 points to trade at 17.86 at the close. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TSX: RBA ) added 1.49% or 1.14 points to end at 77.52 and Imperial Oil Ltd (TSX: IMO ) was up 1.17% or 0.81 points to 70.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which lost 14.39% or 4.36 points to trade at 25.93 in late trade. Canaccord Genuity Group Inc (TSX: CF ) declined 11.94% or 1.21 points to end at 8.92 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) shed 11.61% or 0.36 points to 2.74.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1033 to 79 and 50 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 15.50% to 22.50.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 2.88% or 53.95 to $1,821.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.20% or 0.24 to hit $120.91 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.16 to trade at $122.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.85% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.23% to 0.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.04% at 105.09.

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