Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%

© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14%© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.14% – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the lost 0.14%.

The best performers of the session on the were CES Energy Solutions Corp (TO:), which rose 3.24% or 0.150 points to trade at 4.780 at the close. Meanwhile, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd (TO:) added 2.85% or 0.70 points to end at 25.22 and Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TO:) was up 2.81% or 0.14 points to 5.13 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alaris Royalty Corp . (TO:), which fell 3.68% or 0.600 points to trade at 15.710 at the close. Cascades Inc . (TO:) declined 3.68% or 0.44 points to end at 11.52 and Aurora Cannabis Inc (TO:) was down 3.47% or 0.310 points to 8.620.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 566 to 506 and 131 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cascades Inc. (TO:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.68% or 0.44 to 11.52.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 6.07% to 13.46.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.42% or 5.20 to $1241.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.47% or 0.33 to hit $70.66 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.60% or 0.45 to trade at $74.90 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.03% to 0.7600, while CAD/EUR fell 0.14% to 0.6505.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 94.46.

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