Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%

Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%

Investing.com  | Apr 25, 2019 22:25

Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.06%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Discretionary, Clean Technology and Energy sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN), which rose 12.99% or 0.400 points to trade at 3.480 at the close. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd . (TO:WFT) added 4.13% or 2.64 points to end at 66.58 and Spin Master Corp (TO:TOY) was up 3.28% or 1.34 points to 42.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Celestica Inc. (TO:CLS), which lost 15.93% or 1.85 points to trade at 9.76 in late trade. Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb) declined 14.73% or 0.430 points to end at 2.490 and Methanex Corporation (TO:MX) shed 5.61% or 4.34 points to 73.02.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 546 to 503 and 143 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 4.31% to 11.86.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.03% or 0.35 to $1279.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 1.20% or 0.79 to hit $65.10 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.04% or 0.03 to trade at $74.28 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.02% to 0.7417, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.895.

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