Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.46%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare , Materials and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX: IPL ), which rose 29.03% or 3.89 points to trade at 17.29 at the close. Colliers International Group Inc Bats (TSX: CIGI ) added 11.98% or 14.96 points to end at 139.87 and Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) was up 6.11% or 0.49 points to 8.51 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aphria Inc (TSX: APHA ), which lost 27.21% or 9.080 points to trade at 24.290 in late trade. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) declined 21.51% or 14.240 points to end at 51.970 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) shed 20.91% or 5.010 points to 18.950.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 560 to 494 and 84 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 April delivery was down 1.03% or 19.05 to $1823.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.70% or 0.41 to hit $58.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.30 to trade at $61.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.04% to 0.7875, while CAD/EUR fell 0.02% to 0.6494.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 90.418.

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