Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.37%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO: TRQ ), which rose 4.28% or 0.160 points to trade at 3.900 at the close. Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO: BAD ) added 4.10% or 0.91 points to end at 23.09 and Pretium Resources Inc. (TO: PVG ) was up 3.75% or 0.44 points to 12.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aimia Inc (TO: AIM ), which lost 11.57% or 0.28 points to trade at 2.14 in late trade. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ) declined 7.07% or 0.330 points to end at 4.340 and Asanko Gold Inc (TO: AKG ) shed 6.27% or 0.180 points to 2.690.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 609 to 501 and 153 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 1.97% to 13.46.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.18% or 2.29 to $1257.79 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.31% or 0.16 to hit $51.31 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.19 to trade at $53.96 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.74% to 0.7455, while CAD/EUR rose 0.45% to 0.6646.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.98.

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