Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.16%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ), which rose 9.44% or 0.17 points to trade at 1.97 at the close. Crescent Point Energy Corp . (TSX: CPG ) added 9.30% or 0.12 points to end at 1.41 and Baytex Energy Corp (TSX: BTE ) was up 9.09% or 0.035 points to 0.420 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX: CHE_u ), which lost 10.55% or 0.50 points to trade at 4.24 in late trade. CI Financial Corp (TSX: CIX ) declined 10.35% or 1.29 points to end at 11.17 and Equitable Group Inc. (TSX: EQB ) shed 9.33% or 5.13 points to 49.87.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 635 to 408 and 91 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 up 0.61% or 10.00 to $1647.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 13.90% or 3.52 to hit $28.84 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 16.33% or 4.89 to trade at $34.83 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.21% to 0.7057, while CAD/EUR rose 0.28% to 0.6531.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 100.760.

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