Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.49%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO: TRQ ), which rose 3.77% or 0.140 points to trade at 3.850 at the close. NFI Group Inc (TO: NFI ) added 3.13% or 1.52 points to end at 50.05 and Linamar Corporation (TO: LNR ) was up 2.75% or 1.54 points to 57.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ), which lost 21.78% or 1.050 points to trade at 3.770 in late trade. Aphria Inc (TO: APH ) declined 7.23% or 0.850 points to end at 10.900 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO: ACB ) shed 6.50% or 0.560 points to 8.060.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 630 to 461 and 117 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 4.53% to 14.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1241.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 4.13% or 2.89 to hit $67.06 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 4.46% or 3.36 to trade at $71.97 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.16% to 0.7613, while CAD/EUR fell 0.11% to 0.6498.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 94.25.

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