Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.30%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.30% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the IT , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.30% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Martinrea International Inc . (TSX: MRE ), which rose 14.61% or 1.11 points to trade at 8.71 at the close. Trisura Group Ltd (TSX: TSU ) added 10.75% or 3.43 points to end at 35.34 and Kinaxis Inc (TSX: KXS ) was up 7.10% or 9.18 points to 138.39 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 8.22% or 43.56 points to trade at 486.07 in late trade. Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) declined 6.70% or 2.86 points to end at 39.80 and IGM Financial Inc . (TSX: IGM ) shed 6.36% or 2.54 points to 37.42.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 689 to 338 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 10.29% to 23.10.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.35% or 6.50 to $1,882.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 2.19% or 2.37 to hit $110.63 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 2.04% or 2.26 to trade at $113.16 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.53% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.53% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 103.71.

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