Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Discretionary , Financials and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.10% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 8.45% or 2.21 points to trade at 28.36 at the close. Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ) added 7.85% or 0.14 points to end at 1.85 and Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) was up 5.44% or 1.43 points to 27.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TSX: ZZZ ), which lost 6.82% or 2.47 points to trade at 33.77 in late trade. BRP Inc (TSX: DOO ) declined 4.55% or 5.60 points to end at 117.60 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) shed 4.11% or 0.96 points to 22.39.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 512 to 490 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 December delivery was up 2.01% or 34.55 to $1757.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.25% or 0.19 to hit $75.02 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.27% or 0.21 to trade at $78.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.82% to 0.7903, while CAD/EUR rose 0.94% to 0.6822.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.227.

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