Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Staples , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Onex Corp (TSX: ONEX ), which rose 4.74% or 3.06 points to trade at 67.62 at the close. Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) added 4.03% or 0.94 points to end at 24.26 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) was up 3.42% or 2.71 points to 81.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saputo Inc (TSX: SAP ), which lost 11.17% or 3.89 points to trade at 30.93 in late trade. Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) declined 4.91% or 0.11 points to end at 2.13 and Osisko Mining Corp (TSX: OSK ) shed 3.64% or 0.12 points to 3.18.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 549 to 394 and 119 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 3.65% to 11.61 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.17% or 3.35 to $1,975.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.28% or 0.91 to hit $70.38 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.29% or 0.98 to trade at $74.98 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.09% to 0.75, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.43% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 103.54.

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