Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Celestica Inc. (TO: CLS ), which rose 11.44% or 1.91 points to trade at 18.60 at the close. DH Corp (TO: DH ) added 7.60% or 1.70 points to end at 24.08 and Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ) was up 5.12% or 0.300 points to 6.160 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Surge Energy Inc . (TO: SGY ), which lost 3.83% or 0.120 points to trade at 3.010 in late trade. Baytex Energy Corp (TO: BTE ) declined 3.20% or 0.18 points to end at 5.45 and Encana Corporation (TO: ECA ) shed 2.95% or 0.52 points to 17.09.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 607 to 532 and 150 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 1.00% to 10.85 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.03% or 0.35 to $1190.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.19% or 0.64 to hit $53.14 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.39% or 0.78 to trade at $55.46 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.38% to 0.7609, while CAD/EUR fell 0.59% to 0.7109.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.06% at 100.58.

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