Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.42%

© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.42%© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.42% – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the lost 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tahoe Resources Inc (TO:), which rose 5.73% or 0.61 points to trade at 11.26 at the close. Meanwhile, Silver Standard Resources Inc . (TO:) added 4.84% or 0.68 points to end at 14.72 and Tricon Capital Group Inc (TO:) was up 4.61% or 0.48 points to 10.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (TO:), which fell 13.90% or 3.05 points to trade at 18.89 at the close. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:) declined 4.70% or 0.190 points to end at 3.850 and Nevsun Resources Ltd . (TO:) was down 4.02% or 0.140 points to 3.340.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 734 to 454 and 123 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tricon Capital Group Inc (TO:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.61% or 0.48 to 10.90. Shares in Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TO:) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.02% or 0.140 to 3.340.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 7.93% to 14.42 a new 3-months high.

Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.78% or 9.85 to $1248.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.20% or 0.11 to hit $53.94 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.07% or 0.04 to trade at $56.46 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.96% to 0.7515, while CAD/EUR fell 0.82% to 0.7106.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 101.34.

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