Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.39%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX: TRQ ), which rose 8.32% or 1.60 points to trade at 20.82 at the close. Restaurant Brands Intl (TSX: QSR ) added 5.20% or 4.20 points to end at 84.94 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) was up 4.29% or 0.100 points to 2.430 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which lost 5.58% or 1.07 points to trade at 18.11 in late trade. Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) declined 5.13% or 0.63 points to end at 11.64 and Capstone Mining Corp (TSX: CS ) shed 3.97% or 0.23 points to 5.57.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 537 to 428 and 122 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 1.16% or 21.20 to $1810.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.37% or 0.27 to hit $73.89 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.15 to trade at $75.25 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.20% to 0.8017, while CAD/EUR rose 0.08% to 0.6762.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 92.172.

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