Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , IT and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Intertain Group (TO: IT ), which rose 18.68% or 1.81 points to trade at 11.50 at the close. First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TO: FM ) added 13.26% or 0.83 points to end at 7.09 and Semafo Inc . (TO: SMF ) was up 8.95% or 0.41 points to 4.99 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Empire Company Ltd (TO: EMPa ), which lost 14.72% or 3.94 points to trade at 22.83 in late trade. Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TO: PWT ) declined 12.66% or 0.20 points to end at 1.38 and Enghouse Systems Limited (TO: ESL ) shed 6.34% or 3.59 points to 53.04.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 633 to 626 and 333 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 1.28% to 21.66.

In commodities trading, Gold for April delivery was up 1.17% or 14.70 to $1272.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.99% or 0.38 to hit $37.91 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 2.14% or 0.88 to trade at $40.19 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.74% to 0.7493, while CAD/EUR fell 2.35% to 0.6702.

The US Dollar Index was down 1.03% at 96.19.

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