Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.08%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the REITs , Consumer Discretionary and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG ), which rose 9.51% or 1.27 points to trade at 14.63 at the close. Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX: CHE_u ) added 8.95% or 0.47 points to end at 5.72 and Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) was up 7.82% or 0.79 points to 10.89 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which lost 5.10% or 0.025 points to trade at 0.465 in late trade. Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX: GIL ) declined 5.03% or 1.08 points to end at 20.37 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) shed 4.23% or 0.30 points to 6.79.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 530 to 493 and 107 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 up 1.37% or 23.75 to $1754.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.39% or 0.54 to hit $39.38 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.38 to trade at $41.89 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7350, while CAD/EUR rose 0.18% to 0.6573.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.602.

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