Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.26%

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Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Healthcare and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.26%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were CAE Inc. (TO:CAE), which rose 14.59% or 4.67 points to trade at 36.67 at the close. Meanwhile, Alacer Gold Corp (TO:ASR) added 4.40% or 0.170 points to end at 4.030 and Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF) was up 3.44% or 0.13 points to 3.91 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were New Gold Inc (TO:NGD), which fell 6.54% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.000 at the close. Interfor Corp (TO:IFP) declined 4.05% or 0.54 points to end at 12.80 and Lundin Mining Corporation (TO:LUN) was down 3.97% or 0.260 points to 6.290.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 554 to 489 and 128 ended unchanged.

Shares in CAE Inc. (TO:CAE) rose to all time highs; rising 14.59% or 4.67 to 36.67. Shares in Interfor Corp (TO:IFP) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.05% or 0.54 to 12.80.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 3.02% to 14.99.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.69% or 8.85 to $1277.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.22% or 0.14 to hit $62.73 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.70% or 0.51 to trade at $72.11 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.03% to 0.7430, while CAD/EUR rose 0.19% to 0.6660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 97.852.

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