Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ), which rose 5.89% or 0.62 points to trade at 11.14 at the close. Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX: VET ) added 3.11% or 0.28 points to end at 9.29 and CGI Inc (TSX: GIBa ) was up 2.61% or 2.79 points to 109.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX ), which lost 8.88% or 4.47 points to trade at 45.88 in late trade. Real Matters Inc (TSX: REAL ) declined 7.61% or 1.40 points to end at 17.00 and Cargojet Inc (TSX: CJT ) shed 5.88% or 11.30 points to 181.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 537 to 531 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 June delivery was down 0.10% or 1.75 to $1772.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.89% or 1.21 to hit $65.07 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.95% or 1.30 to trade at $68.08 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.23% to 0.8139, while CAD/EUR rose 0.29% to 0.6714.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 90.618.

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