Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.76%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Materials , Energy and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.76% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ), which rose 15.39% or 9.180 points to trade at 68.820 at the close. Aphria Inc (TO: APH ) added 9.13% or 1.550 points to end at 18.530 and BRP Inc. (TO: DOO ) was up 2.64% or 1.80 points to 69.92 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tahoe Resources Inc (TO: THO ), which lost 19.60% or 0.88 points to trade at 3.61 in late trade. New Gold Inc (TO: NGD ) declined 8.59% or 0.110 points to end at 1.170 and Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TO: KEL ) shed 8.30% or 0.760 points to 8.400.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 721 to 371 and 114 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 6.73% to 14.28 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.79% or 9.50 to $1197.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.54% or 0.38 to hit $69.42 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.31 to trade at $77.84 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.59% to 0.7591, while CAD/EUR fell 0.38% to 0.6548.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 95.35.

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