Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Enerplus Corporation (TSX: ERF ), which rose 4.12% or 0.51 points to trade at 12.90 at the close. Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) added 3.20% or 66.02 points to end at 2132.01 and Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ) was up 3.09% or 1.26 points to 42.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which lost 13.04% or 2.03 points to trade at 13.54 in late trade. Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) declined 12.29% or 0.86 points to end at 6.14 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) shed 11.14% or 1.110 points to 8.850.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 641 to 321 and 126 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 up 13.36% to 13.32.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.48% or 8.95 to $1861.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.30% or 1.01 to hit $78.56 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 1.03 to trade at $81.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7932, while CAD/EUR fell 0.41% to 0.6976.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.558.

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