Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Staples , Energy and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Detour Gold Corporation (TO: DGC ), which rose 11.84% or 1.45 points to trade at 13.70 at the close. Aphria Inc (TO: APH ) added 7.97% or 0.830 points to end at 11.250 and Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ) was up 6.38% or 0.240 points to 4.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Norbord Inc (TO: OSB ), which lost 6.67% or 3.70 points to trade at 51.74 in late trade. Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ) declined 5.75% or 0.300 points to end at 4.920 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO: KL ) shed 4.32% or 1.290 points to 28.590.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 576 to 472 and 150 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 1.01% to 13.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1227.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.04% or 0.70 to hit $67.86 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.16% or 0.84 to trade at $73.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.22% to 0.7593, while CAD/EUR rose 0.32% to 0.6522.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 94.84.

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