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 Thursday, as losses in the Materials , Energy and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Maple Leaf Foods Inc . (TSX: MFI ), which rose 3.00% or 0.81 points to trade at 27.78 at the close. Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) added 2.86% or 5.33 points to end at 191.48 and Primo Water Corp (TSX: PRMW ) was up 2.74% or 0.58 points to 21.71 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TSX: LIF ), which lost 9.48% or 4.37 points to trade at 41.73 in late trade. Stelco Holdings Inc (TSX: STLC ) declined 8.98% or 4.17 points to end at 42.25 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ) shed 8.19% or 0.860 points to 9.640.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 762 to 251 and 99 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 down 0.29% or 5.25 to $1779.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.95% or 1.27 to hit $63.94 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.92% or 1.31 to trade at $66.92 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 1.27% to 0.7800, while CAD/EUR fell 0.96% to 0.6679.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 93.578.

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