Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Energy, Consumer Staples and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.19%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO:KL), which rose 8.43% or 3.710 points to trade at 47.720 at the close. Meanwhile, Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO:TXG) added 7.33% or 1.090 points to end at 15.970 and Osisko Gold Ro (TO:OR) was up 6.29% or 0.87 points to 14.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Uni-Select Inc. (TO:UNS), which fell 11.41% or 1.70 points to trade at 13.20 at the close. IAMGold Corporation (TO:IMG) declined 5.89% or 0.290 points to end at 4.630 and Finning International Inc . (TO:FTT) was down 4.98% or 1.30 points to 24.79.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 575 to 488 and 122 ended unchanged.
Shares in Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TO:KL) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.43% or 3.710 to 47.720. Shares in Uni-Select Inc. (TO:UNS) fell to 3-years lows; losing 11.41% or 1.70 to 13.20. Shares in Torex Gold Resources Inc (TO:TXG) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 7.33% or 1.090 to 15.970. Shares in Osisko Gold Ro (TO:OR) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.29% or 0.87 to 14.70.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.19% to 13.54.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.62% or 21.85 to $1326.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.52% or 0.30 to hit $56.86 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $66.97 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.05% to 0.7560, while CAD/EUR rose 0.05% to 0.6669.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.495.