Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.70%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.70%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the REITs , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 1.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ), which rose 5.41% or 0.38 points to trade at 7.41 at the close. Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd . (TSX: AEM ) added 4.56% or 3.26 points to end at 74.78 and Altus Group Limited (TSX: AIF ) was up 4.36% or 2.01 points to 48.11 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NFI Group Inc (TSX: NFI ), which lost 15.00% or 2.08 points to trade at 11.79 in late trade. CAE Inc. (TSX: CAE ) declined 8.97% or 3.01 points to end at 30.55 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX: ELD ) shed 7.76% or 1.05 points to 12.48.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 625 to 417 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 up 18.08% to 22.07 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 5.54 to $1,896.84 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.80% or 0.84 to hit $104.52 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.35 to trade at $106.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.34% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR fell 0.80% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 103.17.

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