Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.29%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Real Estate and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K ), which rose 7.15% or 0.88 points to trade at 13.19 at the close. Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ) added 5.73% or 1.80 points to end at 33.19 and Winpak Ltd. (TSX: WPK ) was up 4.57% or 2.01 points to 45.97 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Corus Entertainment Inc (TSX: CJRb ), which lost 7.89% or 0.25 points to trade at 2.92 in late trade. OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) declined 6.52% or 0.180 points to end at 2.580 and Air Canada (TSX: AC ) shed 5.62% or 1.07 points to 17.98.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 518 to 500 and 132 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 up 0.42% or 8.20 to $1958.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.32% or 0.13 to hit $40.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.37 to trade at $42.93 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.20% to 0.7580, while CAD/EUR fell 0.16% to 0.6399.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.990.

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