© Reuters. Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.24%

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

At the close in Toronto, the lost 0.24%.

The best performers of the session on the were NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:), which rose 10.53% or 0.220 points to trade at 2.310 at the close. Meanwhile, Aritzia Inc (TSX:) added 7.08% or 1.16 points to end at 17.55 and Martinrea International Inc . (TSX:) was up 4.91% or 0.50 points to 10.68 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX:), which fell 17.33% or 0.7000 points to trade at 3.3400 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:) declined 8.03% or 3.890 points to end at 44.560 and Cronos Group Inc (TSX:) was down 6.23% or 1.2300 points to 18.5100.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 539 to 499 and 139 ended unchanged.

Shares in CannTrust Holdings Inc (TSX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 17.33% or 0.7000 to 3.3400.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 2.04% to 10.99.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.78% or 10.95 to $1417.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.28% or 0.17 to hit $60.37 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.54% or 0.36 to trade at $66.88 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.35% to 0.7674, while CAD/EUR rose 0.21% to 0.6808.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.428.

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