Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.46%

Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.46%  | Dec 10, 2018 21:25

Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.46% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.46% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which rose 7.73% or 0.540 points to trade at 7.530 at the close. Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO:BAD) added 7.11% or 2.23 points to end at 33.59 and Shopify Inc (TO:SHOP) was up 4.15% or 8.100 points to 203.230 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trican Well Service Ltd . (TO:TCW), which lost 7.69% or 0.100 points to trade at 1.200 in late trade. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TO:WFT) declined 7.39% or 5.25 points to end at 65.83 and Exchange Income Corporation (TO:EIF) shed 6.93% or 2.010 points to 27.010.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 889 to 276 and 110 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 0.27% to 18.29.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.20% or 2.55 to $1250.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.38% or 1.78 to hit $50.83 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.90% or 1.79 to trade at $59.88 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.53% to 0.7465, while CAD/EUR fell 0.23% to 0.6574.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.72% at 97.170.

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