Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.90%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Whitecap Resources Inc . (TSX: WCP ), which rose 3.70% or 0.25 points to trade at 7.00 at the close. Atco Ltd (TSX: ACOx ) added 2.95% or 1.20 points to end at 41.94 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) was up 2.89% or 0.32 points to 11.41 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which lost 10.92% or 4.82 points to trade at 39.30 in late trade. Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) declined 7.95% or 0.97 points to end at 11.23 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX: GOOS ) shed 7.64% or 3.86 points to 46.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 766 to 249 and 97 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 1.60% to 17.18.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.20% or 21.20 to $1783.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.33% or 0.22 to hit $66.28 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.23 to trade at $69.90 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.08% to 0.7799, while CAD/EUR fell 0.27% to 0.6887.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 96.015.

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