Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy , Healthcare and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX: PVG ), which rose 17.20% or 1.82 points to trade at 12.40 at the close. Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF ) added 13.16% or 7.85 points to end at 67.51 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) was up 6.25% or 0.21 points to 3.57 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Village Farms International Inc (TSX: VFF ), which lost 6.03% or 0.72 points to trade at 11.23 in late trade. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) declined 5.61% or 1.34 points to end at 22.56 and Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ) shed 4.50% or 0.26 points to 5.62.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 507 to 458 and 112 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 up 1.57% or 27.55 to $1779.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.58% or 1.09 to hit $68.00 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.51% or 1.08 to trade at $70.23 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.13% to 0.7991, while CAD/EUR fell 0.44% to 0.6774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.58% at 92.502.

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