Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.42%
Canada stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.42%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were New Gold Inc (TO:NGD), which rose 5.19% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.620 at the close. Meanwhile, Precision Drilling Corporation (TO:PD) added 5.00% or 0.13 points to end at 2.73 and Celestica Inc. (TO:CLS) was up 4.46% or 0.49 points to 11.48 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which fell 9.85% or 1.215 points to trade at 11.115 at the close. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TO:SNC) declined 7.38% or 2.71 points to end at 34.00 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED) was down 5.11% or 3.080 points to 57.150.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 549 to 512 and 132 ended unchanged.
Shares in SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TO:SNC) fell to 5-year lows; losing 7.38% or 2.71 to 34.00.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 5.35% to 16.55.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.52% or 6.85 to $1311.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.64% or 0.34 to hit $52.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.61 to trade at $61.49 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.7516, while CAD/EUR rose 0.40% to 0.6664.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.852.