Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.37%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 2.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials , Energy and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 2.37% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aphria Inc (TO: APH ), which rose 15.20% or 2.640 points to trade at 20.010 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO: PVG ) added 6.60% or 0.62 points to end at 10.01 and Parkland Fuel Corporation (TO: PKI ) was up 5.00% or 2.11 points to 44.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TO: SNC ), which lost 13.48% or 6.99 points to trade at 44.86 in late trade. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ) declined 9.76% or 0.280 points to end at 2.590 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO: GOOS ) shed 8.44% or 5.81 points to 62.99.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 856 to 277 and 113 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 15.94% to 16.80 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.48% or 5.70 to $1197.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.85% or 2.14 to hit $72.82 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.67% or 2.27 to trade at $82.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.73% to 0.7667, while CAD/EUR fell 1.01% to 0.6652.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.19.

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