CANADA STOCKS LOWER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; S&P/TSX COMPOSITE DOWN 0.23%
BUZ INVESTORS CANADA STOCKS LOWER Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the IT, Healthcare and Materials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.23%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE), which rose 4.95% or 0.15 points to trade at 3.18 at the close. Meanwhile, Russel Metals Inc . (TO:RUS) added 4.85% or 1.23 points to end at 26.61 and HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO:HBM) was up 4.39% or 0.31 points to 7.37 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Home Capital Group Inc . (TO:HCG), which fell 8.57% or 1.52 points to trade at 16.22 at the close. Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TO:TRQ) declined 6.48% or 0.230 points to end at 3.320 and Shopify Inc (TO:SHOP) was down 6.42% or 7.850 points to 114.370.
CANADA STOCKS LOWER
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 628 to 500 and 119 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 45.18% to 12.50.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.24% or 3.03 to $1249.43 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.87% or 0.81 to hit $44.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.87% or 0.86 to trade at $46.90 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.50% to 0.7589, while CAD/EUR fell 0.87% to 0.6693.