Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.19%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Denison Mines Corp (TSX: DML ), which rose 13.41% or 0.24 points to trade at 2.03 at the close. Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) added 9.21% or 2.44 points to end at 28.92 and Cameco Corp (TSX: CCO ) was up 8.20% or 2.38 points to 31.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX ), which lost 4.58% or 0.41 points to trade at 8.55 in late trade. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) declined 3.56% or 0.310 points to end at 8.410 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 3.47% or 0.690 points to 19.210.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 501 to 461 and 124 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 0.55% or 9.95 to $1790.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.36% or 1.61 to hit $69.75 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.09% or 1.49 to trade at $72.94 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7899, while CAD/EUR rose 0.11% to 0.6683.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.602.

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