Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ), which rose 4.72% or 0.110 points to trade at 2.440 at the close. BRP Inc. (TO: DOO ) added 3.19% or 1.01 points to end at 32.68 and Saputo Inc . (TO: SAP ) was up 2.13% or 0.93 points to 44.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Element Fleet Management Corp (TO: EFN ), which lost 6.70% or 0.72 points to trade at 10.10 in late trade. Bonavista Energy Corp (TO: BNP ) declined 6.25% or 0.190 points to end at 2.850 and Crew Energy Inc (TO: CR ) shed 5.96% or 0.26 points to 4.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 686 to 448 and 134 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 21.16% to 12.94.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.42% or 5.31 to $1262.79 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.60% or 0.30 to hit $49.50 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.04% or 0.55 to trade at $52.09 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.05% to 0.7429, while CAD/EUR fell 0.29% to 0.6638.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 97.18.

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