Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , REITs and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cineplex Inc . (TSX: CGX ), which rose 6.11% or 0.50 points to trade at 8.69 at the close. Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ) added 5.96% or 1.66 points to end at 29.50 and MEG Energy Corp (TSX: MEG ) was up 5.57% or 0.22 points to 4.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF ), which lost 4.64% or 2.31 points to trade at 47.49 in late trade. InterRent REIT (TSX: IIP_u ) declined 3.42% or 0.46 points to end at 13.00 and ECN Capital Corp (TSX: ECN ) shed 2.83% or 0.15 points to 5.15.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 537 to 506 and 122 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 0.81% or 15.95 to $1954.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.14% or 0.06 to hit $42.18 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.11% or 0.05 to trade at $44.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.27% to 0.7541, while CAD/EUR fell 0.47% to 0.6370.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.090.

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