Canada stocks lower at close of trade

Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy, Healthcare and Clean Technology 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 Badger Daylighting Ltd . (TO:BAD), which rose 10.39% or 2.93 points to trade at 31.13 at the close. Meanwhile, Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN) added 5.28% or 0.280 points to end at 5.580 and TFI International Inc (TO:TFII) was up 4.16% or 1.81 points to 45.31 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TO:PBH), which fell 16.13% or 14.01 points to trade at 72.83 at the close. CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO:CEU) declined 10.30% or 0.340 points to end at 2.960 and Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE) was down 10.00% or 0.25 points to 2.25.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 750 to 384 and 91 ended unchanged.

Shares in Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TO:PBH) fell to 52-week lows; down 16.13% or 14.01 to 72.83. Shares in CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO:CEU) fell to 52-week lows; losing 10.30% or 0.340 to 2.960. Shares in Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE) fell to 52-week lows; falling 10.00% or 0.25 to 2.25.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 7.09% to 18.35.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.16% or 1.90 to $1203.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 7.99% or 4.79 to hit $55.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 7.16% or 5.02 to trade at $65.10 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.7554, while CAD/EUR fell 0.54% to 0.6692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 97.00.

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