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.