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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.23%

08/11/2018 21:25:00 Stock Market

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

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Canadian Tire Corp Ltd (TO:CTCa), which rose 10.84% or 16.25 points to trade at 166.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Pason Systems Inc . (TO:PSI) added 9.71% or 2.00 points to end at 22.59 and Cascades Inc . (TO:CAS) was up 7.31% or 0.74 points to 10.87 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb), which fell 23.20% or 0.740 points to trade at 2.450 at the close. Trican Well Service Ltd . (TO:TCW) declined 14.05% or 0.260 points to end at 1.590 and Altus Group Limited (TO:AIF) was down 12.90% or 3.910 points to 26.400.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 635 to 474 and 116 ended unchanged.

Shares in Bombardier Inc (TO:BBDb) fell to 52-week lows; losing 23.20% or 0.740 to 2.450. Shares in Pason Systems Inc. (TO:PSI) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 9.71% or 2.00 to 22.59. Shares in Trican Well Service Ltd. (TO:TCW) fell to 52-week lows; losing 14.05% or 0.260 to 1.590. Shares in Altus Group Limited (TO:AIF) fell to 52-week lows; down 12.90% or 3.910 to 26.400.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 2.75% to 16.65.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 1.90 to $1224.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.67% or 1.03 to hit $60.64 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.80% or 1.30 to trade at $70.77 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.29% to 0.7604, while CAD/EUR rose 0.25% to 0.6691.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.49.

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