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Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.33%

23/08/2019 21:25:00 Stock Market
Canada stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Energy, Industrials and IT sectors led shares lower.At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 1.33%.The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Cargojet Inc (TSX:CJT), which rose 12.86% or 11.66 points to trade at 102.33 at the close. Meanwhile, Yamana Gold Inc (TSX:YRI) added 10.02% or 0.44 points to end at 4.83 and Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG) was up 9.65% or 1.59 points to 18.06 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Birchcliff Energy Ltd . (TSX:BIR), which fell 9.39% or 0.20 points to trade at 1.93 at the close. NuVista Energy Ltd . (TSX:NVA) declined 9.09% or 0.150 points to end at 1.500 and MEG Energy Corp (TSX:MEG) was down 7.98% or 0.40 points to 4.61.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 806 to 292 and 103 ended unchanged. Shares in Cargojet Inc (TSX:CJT) rose to all time highs; up 12.86% or 11.66 to 102.33. Shares in Yamana Gold Inc (TSX:YRI) rose to 52-week highs; up 10.02% or 0.44 to 4.83. Shares in NuVista Energy Ltd. (TSX:NVA) fell to all time lows; losing 9.09% or 0.150 to 1.500. Shares in Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.65% or 1.59 to 18.06. The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 18.47% to 15.20. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.87% or 28.25 to $1536.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.53% or 1.40 to hit $53.95 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.32% or 0.79 to trade at $59.13 a barrel. CAD/USD was up 0.21% to 0.7531, while CAD/EUR fell 0.38% to 0.6756. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 97.550.
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