Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Utilities and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Primo Water Corp (TSX: PRMW ), which rose 11.48% or 1.55 points to trade at 15.05 at the close. Ag Growth International Inc (TSX: AFN ) added 10.59% or 2.59 points to end at 27.04 and Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ) was up 10.03% or 15.29 points to 167.68 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which lost 15.09% or 0.080 points to trade at 0.450 in late trade. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TSX: SNC ) declined 8.93% or 2.15 points to end at 21.92 and Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) shed 8.65% or 2.10 points to 22.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 642 to 434 and 82 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 up 2.25% or 37.95 to $1726.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.25% or 0.54 to hit $23.45 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.98% or 0.29 to trade at $29.43 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 1.12% to 0.7147, while CAD/EUR rose 0.80% to 0.6600.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 99.905.

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