Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cronos Group Inc (TO: CRON ), which rose 9.49% or 2.4600 points to trade at 28.3900 at the close. Brookfield Property Partners LP (TO: BPY_u ) added 6.27% or 1.55 points to end at 26.29 and Bombardier Inc (TO: BBDb ) was up 4.85% or 0.100 points to 2.160 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NuVista Energy Ltd . (TO: NVA ), which lost 7.64% or 0.310 points to trade at 3.750 in late trade. Whitecap Resources Inc . (TO: WCP ) declined 7.17% or 0.33 points to end at 4.27 and Precision Drilling Corporation (TO: PD ) shed 6.92% or 0.20 points to 2.69.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 680 to 385 and 138 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 up 0.19% to 15.54.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.05% or 0.65 to $1313.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.59% or 1.40 to hit $52.61 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.06 to trade at $61.63 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.67% to 0.7517, while CAD/EUR fell 0.47% to 0.6626.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.347.

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