Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%

© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05% – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the declined 0.05% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were Aphria Inc (TO:), which rose 13.01% or 2.250 points to trade at 19.550 at the close. Meanwhile, Canopy Growth Corp (TO:) added 7.33% or 4.200 points to end at 61.480 and Stars Group Inc (TO:) was up 7.18% or 2.19 points to 32.69 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alacer Gold Corp (TO:), which fell 4.46% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.140 at the close. Interfor Corp (TO:) declined 4.17% or 0.96 points to end at 22.04 and Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:) was down 4.14% or 0.130 points to 3.010.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 569 to 491 and 142 ended unchanged.

Shares in Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.14% or 0.130 to 3.010.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 8.13% to 13.33.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.75% or 9.10 to $1199.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.51% or 0.35 to hit $68.94 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.13% or 0.10 to trade at $78.08 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.25% to 0.7672, while CAD/EUR rose 0.26% to 0.6598.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.93.

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