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CANADA STOCKS-TSX down after 5-day rally, still eyes biggest weekly gain in 3 years

Stock MarketsJan 11, 2019 10:10
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Jan 11 (Reuters) - Energy stocks led Canada's main stock index lower on Friday, a day after TSX hit a more than one-month high following a five-day rally.

Still, the index is on pace to post its biggest weekly gain in nearly three years.

* At 9:36 a.m. ET (14:36 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 40.4 points, or 0.27 percent, at 14,863.09.

* Six of the index's 11 major sectors were lower, led by a 1 percent drop in the energy sector .SPTTEN .

* U.S. crude CLc1 prices were down 1.0 percent a barrel, while Brent crude LCOc1 lost 1.3 percent. O/R

* The financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 0.3 percent.

* The materials sector .GSPTTMT , which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.1 percent as gold futures GCc1 rose 0.1 percent to $1,286.30 an ounce. GOL/ MET/L

* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were ECN Capital Corp ECN.TO which jumped 4.2 percent and Brookfield Business Partners BBU_u.TO which rose 3.9 percent.

* Seven Generations Energy Ltd VII.TO fell 4.9 percent, the most on the TSX. The second biggest decliner was Seven Generations Energy Ltd WCP.TO , down 2.7 percent.

* On the TSX, 103 issues were higher, while 123 issues declined for a 1.19-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 11.53 million shares traded.

* Among the most heavily traded shares by volume were Aphria Inc APHA.TO , Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO .

* The TSX posted one new 52-week high and no new lows.

* Across all Canadian issues there were five new 52-week highs and three new lows, with total volume of 19.86 million shares.

CANADA STOCKS-TSX down after 5-day rally, still eyes biggest weekly gain in 3 years
 

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