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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.13%

Published 28/03/2022, 21:25

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX:HUT), which rose 6.26% or 0.46 points to trade at 7.81 at the close. Gfl Environmental Inc (TSX:GFL) added 4.30% or 1.66 points to end at 40.29 and Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) was up 3.78% or 32.02 points to 878.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED), which lost 8.31% or 0.90 points to trade at 9.93 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX:ACB) declined 8.24% or 0.46 points to end at 5.12 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:VET) shed 6.85% or 2.00 points to 27.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 681 to 367 and 112 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 6.78% to 14.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.62% or 31.70 to $1,922.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 9.18% or 10.46 to hit $103.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 9.02% or 10.59 to trade at $106.78 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.37% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.40% to 0.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 99.08.

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