Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.46%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the IT , Clean Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cenovus Energy Inc (TSX: CVE ), which rose 3.11% or 0.19 points to trade at 6.29 at the close. Teranga Gold Corp (TSX: TGZ ) added 1.62% or 0.24 points to end at 15.04 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) was up 1.54% or 0.22 points to 14.53 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ), which lost 10.00% or 2.03 points to trade at 18.28 in late trade. Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) declined 7.85% or 3.73 points to end at 43.76 and Celestica Inc. (TSX: CLS ) shed 6.37% or 0.69 points to 10.14.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 822 to 250 and 124 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 0.34% or 6.60 to $1938.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.43% or 0.18 to hit $41.33 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.43 to trade at $44.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.57% to 0.7621, while CAD/EUR fell 0.58% to 0.6428.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.752.

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