Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.35%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Energy , Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which rose 7.59% or 126.75 points to trade at 1797.22 at the close. Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 7.23% or 6.44 points to end at 95.46 and BlackBerry Ltd (TSX: BB ) was up 5.83% or 0.92 points to 16.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamana Gold Inc (TSX: YRI ), which lost 8.17% or 0.49 points to trade at 5.51 in late trade. Alamos Gold Inc (TSX: AGI ) declined 7.82% or 0.84 points to end at 9.90 and Seabridge Gold Inc . (TSX: SEA ) shed 7.58% or 1.83 points to 22.30.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 713 to 342 and 86 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 August delivery was down 4.49% or 83.55 to $1777.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.44% or 1.04 to hit $71.11 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.68% or 1.25 to trade at $73.14 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.58% to 0.8096, while CAD/EUR rose 0.15% to 0.6799.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.76% at 91.903.

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