Canada’s share drops at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index down 1.70%

Investing.com – Canadian stocks were down at Friday’s close as losses in the , and , sectors pushed stocks lower.

At the close in Toronto, the decline was 1.70%.

The biggest gainers in the session were Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:), which rose 5.41% or 0.38 points to trade at 7.41 at the close. Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. . (TSX:) added 4.56% or 3.26 points to end at 74.78 and Altus Group Limited (TSX:) was up 4.36% or 2.01 points at 48.11 late in the session.

The biggest losers were NFI Group Inc (TSX:), which fell 15.00% or 2.08 points to trade at 11.79 late in the session. CAE Inc. (TSX:) fell 8.97% or 3.01 points to end at 30.55 and Eldorado Gold Corp (TSX:) fell 7.76% or 1.05 points to 12.48.

Falling stocks outnumbered rising stocks by 625 to 417 and 86 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, rose 18.08% to 22.07, a new one-month high.

In commodities trading, gold futures for June delivery rose 0.29% or 5.54 to $1,896.84 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for June delivery fell 0.80% or 0.84 to $104.52 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0. 35 to trade at $106.91 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.34% to 0.78, while CAD/EUR fell 0.80% to 0.74.

US dollar index futures fell 0.47% to 103.17.

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