TSX dips as energy shares weigh
Dec 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Monday
after crude oil prices fell 2 percent and pressured shares of
* Oil fell in line with declines in global stock markets,
erasing the gains made last week when producer group OPEC and
other key exporters agreed to cut their crude output from
* The energy sector dropped 0.8 percent, the most
among the six main sectors in the red.
* At 9:39 a.m. ET (1439 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.61 points, or 0.1
percent, at 14,780.52.
* Economic data showed Canadian housing starts surprisingly
rose in November as groundbreaking on multiple unit urban homes
increased 3.9 percent, offsetting a drop in single-detached
* On the TSX, 73 issues were higher, while 161 issues
declined for a 2.21-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 16.33
million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was cannabis
producer Aphria Inc, which jumped 10.8 percent,
followed by Badger Daylighting Ltd that rose 4.7
* Trican Well Service Ltd fell 3.9 percent, the
most on the TSX.
* The second-biggest decliner was Yamana Gold Inc,
down 3 percent after BMO downgraded the stock to "market
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aphria,
Aurora Cannabis and Bombardier Inc.
* The TSX posted three new 52-week highs and 13 new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues, there were five new 52-week
highs and 52 new lows, with total volume of 25.82 million
(Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju
First Published: 2018-12-10 16:32:57
Updated 2018-12-10 17:01:49
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