Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Materials , Clean Technology and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ), which rose 13.47% or 0.87 points to trade at 7.33 at the close. CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX: TRST ) added 8.80% or 0.2500 points to end at 3.0900 and Genworth MI Canada Inc . (TSX: MIC ) was up 8.24% or 3.71 points to 48.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ), which lost 9.28% or 5.575 points to trade at 54.515 in late trade. MAG Silver Corp (TSX: MAG ) declined 8.79% or 1.42 points to end at 14.74 and Sandstorm Gold Ltd . (TSX: SSL ) shed 6.77% or 0.590 points to 8.120.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 572 to 480 and 126 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 4.10% to 11.93 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.15% or 16.40 to $1413.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.34% or 0.20 to hit $57.85 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $64.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.07% to 0.7574, while CAD/EUR fell 0.05% to 0.6838.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 98.347.

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