Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 5.12%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 5.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy , Materials and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 5.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ), which rose 15.87% or 0.200 points to trade at 1.460 at the close. Dream Office Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: D_u ) added 7.13% or 1.52 points to end at 22.85 and First Capital Realty Inc . (TSX: FCR_u ) was up 5.98% or 0.77 points to 13.64 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSX: PPL ), which lost 17.89% or 5.26 points to trade at 24.14 in late trade. Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) declined 17.51% or 0.31 points to end at 1.46 and Enerflex Ltd . (TSX: EFX ) shed 17.32% or 1.06 points to 5.06.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 902 to 205 and 66 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 1.47% or 24.25 to $1626.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 4.29% or 0.97 to hit $21.63 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 6.11% or 1.61 to trade at $24.73 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.22% to 0.7149, while CAD/EUR fell 0.69% to 0.6421.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.03% at 98.425.

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