Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.21% to hit a new 3-months low.

© Reuters.  Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%

© Reuters.  Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Clean Technology and Energy sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.21% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Boardwalk REIT (TSX:BEI_u), which rose 4.38% or 1.82 points to trade at 43.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Alamos Gold Inc (TSX:AGI) added 4.03% or 0.37 points to end at 9.55 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX:HBM) was up 3.78% or 0.16 points to 4.39 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED), which fell 14.39% or 6.115 points to trade at 36.380 at the close. Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX:BIR) declined 9.05% or 0.19 points to end at 1.91 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX:CRON) was down 8.87% or 1.5700 points to 16.1300.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 717 to 363 and 108 ended unchanged.

Shares in Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:BIR) fell to 5-year lows; falling 9.05% or 0.19 to 1.91.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 1.65% to 16.09.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.39% or 6.00 to $1533.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.92% or 0.51 to hit $54.72 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $58.36 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 0.7512, while CAD/EUR fell 0.01% to 0.6763.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 98.015.

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