Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.70%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Materials , Financials and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.70% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Dye & Durham Ltd (TSX: DND ), which rose 13.05% or 1.72 points to trade at 14.90 at the close. Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) added 11.55% or 47.87 points to end at 462.28 and Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) was up 9.45% or 0.50 points to 5.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cascades Inc . (TSX: CAS ), which lost 22.96% or 2.73 points to trade at 9.16 in late trade. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ) declined 14.24% or 1.78 points to end at 10.72 and Docebo Inc (TSX: DCBO ) shed 12.80% or 5.69 points to 38.75.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 782 to 297 and 76 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 up 5.35% to 26.79.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 1.70% or 31.59 to $1,822.11 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.96% or 1.01 to hit $106.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.46% or 0.49 to trade at $108.00 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.36% to 0.77, while CAD/EUR rose 0.97% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.90% at 104.81.

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