Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.61%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.61%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the IT , Materials and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.61%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (TSX: AUP ), which rose 9.31% or 1.38 points to trade at 16.20 at the close. Imperial Oil Ltd (TSX: IMO ) added 4.96% or 1.68 points to end at 35.56 and Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) was up 4.23% or 0.47 points to 11.59 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ), which lost 8.09% or 1.07 points to trade at 12.16 in late trade. Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ) declined 4.94% or 0.84 points to end at 16.17 and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc . (TSX: INE ) shed 3.95% or 0.86 points to 20.93.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 549 to 459 and 125 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 down 0.07% or 1.15 to $1767.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.26% or 1.47 to hit $63.54 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 1.95% or 1.33 to trade at $66.72 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.8137, while CAD/EUR rose 0.82% to 0.6771.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.79% at 91.308.

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