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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.04%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Financials and Mining sectors

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Financials and Mining sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.04%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were BRP Inc (TO:DOO), which rose 7.13% or 3.15 points to trade at 47.34 at the close. Meanwhile, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN) added 5.58% or 0.140 points to end at 2.650 and ECN Capital Corp (TO:ECN) was up 5.06% or 0.17 points to 3.53 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Trican Well Service Ltd . (TO:TCW), which fell 8.96% or 0.120 points to trade at 1.220 at the close. Advantage Oil&Gas Ltd. (TO:AAV) declined 7.03% or 0.180 points to end at 2.380 and Transcontinental Inc (TO:TCLa) was down 6.22% or 1.33 points to 20.05.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 578 to 523 and 132 ended unchanged.

Shares in Trican Well Service Ltd. (TO:TCW) fell to 52-week lows; down 8.96% or 0.120 to 1.220. Shares in Advantage Oil&Gas Ltd. (TO:AAV) fell to 5-year lows; down 7.03% or 0.180 to 2.380. Shares in Transcontinental Inc (TO:TCLa) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.22% or 1.33 to 20.05.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.29% to 17.18.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.24% or 3.00 to $1227.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.46% or 0.75 to hit $50.70 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.19% or 0.71 to trade at $59.20 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.11% to 0.7520, while CAD/EUR rose 0.56% to 0.6644.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 97.145.