Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.60%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.60%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cronos Group Inc (TO: CRON ), which rose 3.44% or 0.7200 points to trade at 21.6300 at the close. Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TO: PBH ) added 3.03% or 2.57 points to end at 87.37 and Enghouse Systems Ltd (TO: ENGH ) was up 2.59% or 0.88 points to 34.86 in late trade.

Biggest losers included First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO: FM ), which lost 10.64% or 1.17 points to trade at 9.83 in late trade. Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TO: PEY ) declined 7.91% or 0.45 points to end at 5.24 and New Gold Inc (TO: NGD ) shed 6.67% or 0.060 points to 0.840.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 700 to 367 and 109 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 0.80% to 13.72.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1272.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 2.85% or 1.80 to hit $61.33 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $70.86 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.02% to 0.7442, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6674.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 97.960.

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