Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.24%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ), which rose 10.71% or 0.740 points to trade at 7.650 at the close. SSR Mining Inc (TSX: SSRM ) added 9.08% or 1.79 points to end at 21.50 and ARC Resources Ltd . (TSX: ARX ) was up 7.66% or 0.63 points to 8.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 10.43% or 1.72 points to trade at 14.77 in late trade. Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) declined 8.58% or 1.05 points to end at 11.19 and AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX: AT ) shed 8.16% or 1.070 points to 12.050.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 551 to 511 and 104 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 June delivery was up 1.66% or 29.55 to $1813.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.30% or 0.85 to hit $64.78 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 1.15% or 0.79 to trade at $68.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.75% to 0.8212, while CAD/EUR rose 0.30% to 0.6810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.43% at 90.905.

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