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

11/07/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market

Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Real Estate and Materials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cogeco Communications Inc (TSX:CCA), which rose 5.48% or 5.14 points to trade at 98.99 at the close. Meanwhile, Gran Tierra Energy Inc (TSX:GTE) added 3.90% or 0.080 points to end at 2.130 and Cargojet Inc (TSX:CJT) was up 3.51% or 3.08 points to 90.86 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX:BHC), which fell 4.29% or 1.40 points to trade at 31.21 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED) declined 4.17% or 2.110 points to end at 48.450 and TORC Oil&Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG) was down 3.71% or 0.16 points to 4.15.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 589 to 453 and 119 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cogeco Communications Inc (TSX:CCA) rose to all time highs; up 5.48% or 5.14 to 98.99. Shares in Cargojet Inc (TSX:CJT) rose to all time highs; rising 3.51% or 3.08 to 90.86.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 0.09% to 10.77.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.49% or 6.90 to $1405.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $60.44 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $66.78 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.7656, while CAD/EUR rose 0.10% to 0.6801.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.700.