Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.13%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the IT , Consumer Discretionary and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Brookfield Asset Management Inc (TSX: BAMa ), which rose 6.42% or 4.62 points to trade at 76.63 at the close. Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX: MFC ) added 3.68% or 0.99 points to end at 27.89 and Riocan REIT (TSX: REI_u ) was up 3.49% or 0.79 points to 23.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ), which lost 15.56% or 6.76 points to trade at 36.69 in late trade. Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF ) declined 5.47% or 4.04 points to end at 69.77 and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc . (TSX: RBA ) shed 5.22% or 4.13 points to 74.99.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 638 to 402 and 95 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 1.06% to 21.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.34% or 6.30 to $1830.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.59% or 0.53 to hit $90.19 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.05 to trade at $91.50 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.29% to 0.7867, while CAD/EUR fell 0.49% to 0.6871.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.545.

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