Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.37%

12/10/2017 20:25:00 Stock Market

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.37%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc (TO:ATDb), which rose 3.90% or 2.30 points to trade at 61.24 at the close. Meanwhile, Tourmaline Oil Corp. (TO:TOU) added 3.52% or 0.80 points to end at 23.50 and Empire Company Ltd (TO:EMPa) was up 2.08% or 0.46 points to 22.54 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO:KL), which fell 8.87% or 1.640 points to trade at 16.850 at the close. MEG Energy Corp (TO:MEG) declined 4.05% or 0.22 points to end at 5.21 and Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED) was down 3.83% or 0.520 points to 13.070.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 553 to 534 and 149 ended unchanged.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 0.82% to 11.10.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.52% or 6.69 to $1295.59 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.25% or 0.64 to hit $50.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.02% or 0.58 to trade at $56.36 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.06% to 0.8016, while CAD/EUR rose 0.09% to 0.6774.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 92.94.

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