Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate , REITs and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.03% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO: HBM ), which rose 5.25% or 0.52 points to trade at 10.43 at the close. MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO: MAXR ) added 3.56% or 2.62 points to end at 76.25 and Shopify Inc (TO: SHOP ) was up 3.07% or 3.610 points to 121.370 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ), which lost 4.99% or 0.240 points to trade at 4.570 in late trade. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO: PVG ) declined 4.67% or 0.70 points to end at 14.28 and Hudson's Bay Company (TO: HBC ) shed 4.55% or 0.56 points to 11.74.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 557 to 548 and 140 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 13.45% to 10.75.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.59% or 7.73 to $1296.87 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.84% or 0.43 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.68 to trade at $57.85 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.41% to 0.7988, while CAD/EUR fell 0.19% to 0.6772.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.14.

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