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% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the REITs , Real Estate and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which rose 9.63% or 0.54 points to trade at 6.15 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) added 9.09% or 0.48 points to end at 5.76 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX: CRON ) was up 6.14% or 0.27 points to 4.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ), which lost 8.56% or 0.84 points to trade at 8.97 in late trade. Canadian Western Bank (TSX: CWB ) declined 4.48% or 1.14 points to end at 24.28 and Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ) shed 3.96% or 1.65 points to 40.05.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 522 to 494 and 106 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 down 5.83% to 15.03 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.19% or 3.50 to $1,811.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.33% or 1.08 to hit $80.14 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.24% or 1.08 to trade at $85.80 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.28% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.40% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 104.46.

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