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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%

Published 14/03/2024, 20:30
© Reuters Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.64%

Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms, Healthcare and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX:LAC), which rose 5.58% or 0.43 points to trade at 8.13 at the close. Transcontinental Inc (TSX:TCLa) added 5.53% or 0.79 points to end at 15.08 and Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:WDO) was up 4.19% or 0.39 points to 9.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Jamieson Wellness Inc (TSX:JWEL), which lost 11.69% or 3.45 points to trade at 26.05 in late trade. Enghouse Systems Ltd (TSX:ENGH) declined 6.89% or 2.39 points to end at 32.30 and First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX:FM) shed 5.38% or 0.80 points to 14.06.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 559 to 415 and 95 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 3.47% to 11.93.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.63% or 13.75 to $2,167.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.73% or 1.38 to hit $81.10 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.36% or 1.14 to trade at $85.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.44% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.12% to 0.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 102.99.

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