Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.64% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were WestJet Airlines Ltd (TO: WJA ), which rose 59.88% or 11.09 points to trade at 29.61 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO: PVG ) added 7.21% or 0.74 points to end at 11.00 and Alamos Gold Inc (TO: AGI ) was up 7.04% or 0.42 points to 6.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ), which lost 7.52% or 4.790 points to trade at 58.900 in late trade. Hexo Corp (TO: HEXO ) declined 7.23% or 0.6900 points to end at 8.8600 and Sierra Wireless Inc . (TO: SW ) shed 6.89% or 1.31 points to 17.69.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 695 to 364 and 122 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 18.10% to 17.49 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.04% or 13.40 to $1300.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.33% or 0.82 to hit $60.84 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $69.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.00% to 0.7419, while CAD/EUR rose 0.02% to 0.6610.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.160.

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