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 Healthcare , IT and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Granite REIT (TSX: GRT_u ), which rose 4.56% or 4.15 points to trade at 95.20 at the close. Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ) added 3.08% or 0.04 points to end at 1.34 and Summit Industrial Income REIT (TSX: SMU_u ) was up 2.70% or 0.61 points to 22.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX: HUT ), which lost 7.38% or 0.51 points to trade at 6.40 in late trade. Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) declined 6.26% or 3.47 points to end at 51.94 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX: IVN ) shed 6.11% or 0.70 points to 10.76.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 518 to 498 and 83 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 2.35% to 19.95.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.52% or 10.40 to $1,990.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.11% or 3.30 to hit $109.32 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 3.14% or 3.43 to trade at $112.76 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.29% to 0.79, while CAD/EUR rose 1.02% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 99.14.

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