Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.93%


© Reuters. Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.93%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the declined 1.93% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were Canadian Tire Corp Ltd (TSX:), which rose 3.32% or 4.27 points to trade at 132.94 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX:) added 2.63% or 1.00 points to end at 39.00 and Magna International Inc (TSX:) was up 2.11% or 1.22 points to 59.02 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX:), which lost 29.03% or 2.825 points to trade at 6.905 in late trade. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX:) declined 12.51% or 1.17 points to end at 8.18 and New Gold Inc (TSX:) shed 12.30% or 0.300 points to 2.140.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 856 to 212 and 109 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 2.34% or 44.60 to $1863.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.75% or 0.30 to hit $39.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.31 to trade at $41.41 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.61% to 0.7472, while CAD/EUR fell 0.15% to 0.6411.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 94.457.

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