Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Toronto, the declined 0.81%.
The best performers of the session on the were ECN Capital Corp (TO:), which rose 2.71% or 0.10 points to trade at 3.79 at the close. Meanwhile, Restaurant Brands Intl (TO:) added 2.45% or 1.99 points to end at 83.10 and Maple Leaf Foods Inc . (TO:) was up 2.39% or 0.80 points to 34.24 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO:), which fell 7.07% or 1.40 points to trade at 18.39 at the close. HudBay Minerals Inc (TO:) declined 5.71% or 0.41 points to end at 6.77 and Yamana Gold Inc (TO:) was down 5.20% or 0.21 points to 3.83.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 627 to 466 and 111 ended unchanged.
Shares in HudBay Minerals Inc (TO:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.71% or 0.41 to 6.77.
The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.68% to 13.41.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.05% or 13.20 to $1242.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 4.64% or 3.44 to hit $70.67 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 6.14% or 4.84 to trade at $74.02 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.72% to 0.7571, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6484.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 94.48.
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