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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.35%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Financials

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.35% to hit a new 52-week low.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were NuVista Energy Ltd . (TO:NVA), which rose 10.66% or 0.370 points to trade at 3.840 at the close. Meanwhile, Aphria Inc (TO:APHA) added 8.90% or 0.670 points to end at 8.200 and Trican Well Service Ltd . (TO:TCW) was up 6.67% or 0.080 points to 1.280 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO:MAXR), which fell 6.87% or 1.25 points to trade at 16.94 at the close. WestJet Airlines Ltd (TO:WJA) declined 5.36% or 1.04 points to end at 18.36 and Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE) was down 3.90% or 0.09 points to 2.22.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 607 to 534 and 109 ended unchanged.

Shares in MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO:MAXR) fell to 5-year lows; losing 6.87% or 1.25 to 16.94. Shares in Baytex Energy Corp (TO:BTE) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.90% or 0.09 to 2.22.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.44% to 18.21.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.12% or 1.55 to $1247.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.43% or 0.73 to hit $51.73 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.40 to trade at $60.37 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7464, while CAD/EUR rose 0.35% to 0.6595.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 97.445.