Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which rose 3.23% or 3.09 points to trade at 98.82 at the close. Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ) added 3.15% or 0.91 points to end at 29.78 and AcuityAds Holdings Inc (TSX: AT ) was up 3.08% or 0.360 points to 12.060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ), which lost 6.98% or 1.29 points to trade at 17.20 in late trade. BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ) declined 4.46% or 0.74 points to end at 15.87 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) shed 3.99% or 0.15 points to 3.61.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 662 to 358 and 116 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 0.15% or 2.60 to $1772.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.96% or 0.68 to hit $71.72 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.57% or 0.42 to trade at $73.50 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.46% to 0.8050, while CAD/EUR fell 0.17% to 0.6778.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 92.195.

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