Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.93%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade
Canada shares lower at close of trade

Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Materials, Energy and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.93% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Trisura Group Ltd (TSX:TSU), which rose 4.31% or 1.81 points to trade at 43.78 at the close. Colliers International Group Inc Bats (TSX:CIGI) added 3.60% or 4.94 points to end at 142.16 and FirstService Corp (TSX:FSV) was up 2.93% or 6.50 points to 228.53 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:TRQ), which lost 15.64% or 3.19 points to trade at 17.21 in late trade. First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX:FM) declined 9.72% or 2.65 points to end at 24.62 and Capstone Mining Corp (TSX:CS) shed 9.55% or 0.53 points to 5.02.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 683 to 366 and 99 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.01% or 18.45 to $1810.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.20% or 0.14 to hit $71.51 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.20 to trade at $73.27 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.12% to 0.7930, while CAD/EUR fell 0.04% to 0.6716.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.718.

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