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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.57%

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.57%

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.57%
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Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 21:25

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Discretionary and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 1.57%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aphria Inc (TO:APHA), which rose 48.40% or 2.420 points to trade at 7.420 at the close. Meanwhile, Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:ACB) added 13.37% or 0.83 points to end at 7.04 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED) was up 8.26% or 3.090 points to 40.510 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dollarama Inc (TO:DOL), which fell 11.80% or 4.46 points to trade at 33.33 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO:GOOS) declined 8.53% or 7.79 points to end at 83.54 and Cenovus Energy Inc (TO:CVE) was down 7.76% or 0.86 points to 10.22.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 762 to 406 and 101 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dollarama Inc (TO:DOL) fell to 52-week lows; losing 11.80% or 4.46 to 33.33.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 18.16% to 16.98.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.08% or 0.95 to $1243.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.21% or 1.17 to hit $51.72 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.08% or 1.28 to trade at $60.28 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.17% to 0.7475, while CAD/EUR fell 0.52% to 0.6566.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.710.

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