Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Energy and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc (TO: ZZZ ), which rose 15.44% or 4.84 points to trade at 36.18 at the close. Crew Energy Inc (TO: CR ) added 10.64% or 0.15 points to end at 1.56 and Klondex Mines Ltd (TO: KDX ) was up 9.71% or 0.170 points to 1.920 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ), which lost 6.65% or 0.210 points to trade at 2.950 in late trade. Lucara Diamond Corp (TO: LUC ) declined 4.52% or 0.100 points to end at 2.110 and ShawCor Ltd . (TO: SCL ) shed 4.07% or 1.07 points to 25.22.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 562 to 524 and 144 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 down 3.69% to 15.67.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.36% or 17.80 to $1323.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.71% or 0.43 to hit $61.42 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.67 to trade at $64.50 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.37% to 0.7761, while CAD/EUR fell 0.90% to 0.6296.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 89.93.

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