OTTAWA: Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Healthcare, Financials and Consumer Discretionary sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.67%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were New Gold Inc . (TO:NGD), which rose 7.16% or 0.330 points to trade at 4.940 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamana Gold Inc (TO:YRI) added 7.12% or 0.26 points to end at 3.91 and Klondex Mines Ltd. (TO:KDX) was up 5.92% or 0.250 points to 4.470 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TO:PLI), which fell 9.62% or 0.150 points to trade at 1.410 at the close. Hudson’s Bay Company (TO:HBC) declined 6.78% or 0.82 points to end at 11.27 and Teck Resources Ltd B (TO:TECKb) was down 6.68% or 2.11 points to 29.47. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 692 to 407 and 129 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 37.72% to 7.58. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.01% or 13.40 to $1343.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.66% or 1.26 to hit $48.55 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.53% or 0.80 to trade at $53.14 a barrel. CAD/USD was up 0.29% to 0.8077, while CAD/EUR rose 0.12% to 0.6777. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 92.27.