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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.81%

2018-07-12 05:05    Investing

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.81% Stock News

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Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Materials, Energy and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.81%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were ECN Capital Corp (TO:ECN), which rose 2.71% or 0.10 points to trade at 3.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Restaurant Brands Intl (TO:QSR) added 2.45% or 1.99 points to end at 83.10 and Maple Leaf Foods Inc . (TO:MFI) was up 2.39% or 0.80 points to 34.24 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:FM), which fell 7.07% or 1.40 points to trade at 18.39 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc (TO:HBM) declined 5.71% or 0.41 points to end at 6.77 and Yamana Gold Inc (TO:YRI) was down 5.20% or 0.21 points to 3.83.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 627 to 466 and 111 ended unchanged.

Shares in HudBay Minerals Inc (TO:HBM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.71% or 0.41 to 6.77.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.68% to 13.41.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.05% or 13.20 to $1242.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 4.64% or 3.44 to hit $70.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 6.14% or 4.84 to trade at $74.02 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.72% to 0.7571, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6484.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 94.48.

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