Tuesday, June 19, 2018

© Reuters.  Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Real Estate, REITs and Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.03% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were HudBay Minerals Inc. (TO:HBM), which rose 5.25% or 0.52 points to trade at 10.43 at the close. Meanwhile, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO:MAXR) added 3.56% or 2.62 points to end at 76.25 and Shopify Inc (TO:SHOP) was up 3.07% or 3.610 points to 121.370 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:GUY), which fell 4.99% or 0.240 points to trade at 4.570 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) declined 4.67% or 0.70 points to end at 14.28 and Hudson’s Bay Company (TO:HBC) was down 4.55% or 0.56 points to 11.74.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 557 to 548 and 140 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 13.45% to 10.75.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.60% or 7.78 to $1296.82 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.84% or 0.43 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.68 to trade at $57.85 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.41% to 0.7988, while CAD/EUR fell 0.19% to 0.6772.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 93.14.

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