Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX: FR ), which rose 8.43% or 0.87 points to trade at 11.19 at the close. Pan American Silver Corp (TSX: PAAS ) added 6.40% or 1.10 points to end at 18.29 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) was up 6.19% or 0.74 points to 12.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which lost 43.17% or 0.600 points to trade at 0.790 in late trade. NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ) declined 10.29% or 3.64 points to end at 31.72 and CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX: TRST ) shed 9.55% or 0.3800 points to 3.6000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 582 to 451 and 137 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 2.22% to 10.58.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1407.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 3.49% or 2.08 to hit $57.50 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.04 to trade at $64.38 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.7643, while CAD/EUR rose 0.07% to 0.6818.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.020.

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