Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.50%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Consumer Staples and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were TFI International Inc (TO: TFII ), which rose 5.03% or 2.18 points to trade at 45.55 at the close. CannTrust Holdings Inc (TO: TRST ) added 4.74% or 0.4600 points to end at 10.1700 and Detour Gold Corporation (TO: DGC ) was up 4.43% or 0.50 points to 11.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NuVista Energy Ltd . (TO: NVA ), which lost 5.91% or 0.300 points to trade at 4.780 in late trade. Baytex Energy Corp (TO: BTE ) declined 5.86% or 0.18 points to end at 2.89 and Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TO: CPG ) shed 5.26% or 0.31 points to 5.58.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 559 to 508 and 141 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 3.18% to 11.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.37% or 4.70 to $1277.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.78% or 0.52 to hit $65.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $74.55 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7414, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6646.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 97.792.

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