Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.43%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Telecoms and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were New Gold Inc (TO: NGD ), which rose 4.17% or 0.050 points to trade at 1.250 at the close. NexGen Energy Ltd. (TO: NXE ) added 3.45% or 0.080 points to end at 2.400 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO: GOOS ) was up 3.40% or 2.15 points to 65.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Encana Corporation (TO: ECA ), which lost 4.34% or 0.42 points to trade at 9.26 in late trade. CannTrust Holdings Inc (TO: TRST ) declined 4.28% or 0.4400 points to end at 9.8400 and CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO: CEU ) shed 3.63% or 0.110 points to 2.920.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 647 to 400 and 119 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 1.98% to 12.35.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.48% or 6.25 to $1308.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.26% or 0.17 to hit $64.23 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $70.76 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.01% to 0.7503, while CAD/EUR fell 0.04% to 0.6659.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 96.627.

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