TORONTO, Nov 26: Canada's main stock market in Toronto on Wednesday went down as the sluggish energy sector weighed on the trading sentiment.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index was down 4.41 points, or 0.03 per cent, to close at 13,403.42 points, with gains mostly driven by medical shares offset by slump in the resources shares.
Following a big rally in the previous day, Energy led the decrease by 0.9 per cent Wednesday as the falling oil prices hammered down the TSX index in the midday trading.
Canada's biggest oil and gas producer Suncor Energy Inc. lost 1.08 per cent to 36.60 Canadian dollars (about 27.52 U.S. dollars) a share.
Metals and mining went down 0.86 per cent as the gold prices lost ground with the most active gold contract for December delivery down 3.8 U.S. dollars, or 0.35 per cent, to settle at 1,070.00 dollars per ounce.
Goldcorp Inc. declined 0.89 per cent to 15.63 Canadian dollars a share while Barrick Gold Corporation lowered 0.3 per cent to 9.81 Canadian dollars per share.
Health Care, however, gained 2.4 per cent when the integrated health-care company Concordia Healthcare Corp. rallied 2.3 per cent to 51.23 Canadian dollars a share. ? Agencies