Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.26%


© Reuters. Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.26%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the fell 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the were CAE Inc. (TO:), which rose 14.59% or 4.67 points to trade at 36.67 at the close. Alacer Gold Corp (TO:) added 4.40% or 0.170 points to end at 4.030 and Semafo Inc . (TO:) was up 3.44% or 0.13 points to 3.91 in late trade.

Biggest losers included New Gold Inc (TO:), which lost 6.54% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.000 in late trade. Interfor Corp (TO:) declined 4.05% or 0.54 points to end at 12.80 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:) shed 3.97% or 0.260 points to 6.290.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 554 to 489 and 128 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 3.02% to 14.99.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.69% or 8.85 to $1277.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.22% or 0.14 to hit $62.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.51 to trade at $72.11 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.03% to 0.7430, while CAD/EUR rose 0.19% to 0.6660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.852.

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