Canadian stock market fell due to losses in healthcare, industrial sectors

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-05 10:32:52|Editor: Li Xia
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TORONTO, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Canada's main stock market fell Tuesday due to losses in the healthcare and industrial sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index dropped 211.39 points, or 1.4 percent, to close the day at 15,063.59 points.

The Canadian dollar fell 0.29 cents to 0.7547 U.S. dollar.

Aphria Inc. plunged 1.46 dollars, or 19.2 percent to 6.14 Canadian dollars while Canopy Growth fell 2.58 dollars, or 5.9 percent, to 41.49 Canadian dollars.

Trican Well Service declined 10 cents, or 7.6 percent, to 1.22 Canadian dollars while Stella-Jones lost 65 cents, or 1.6 percent, to 39.15 Canadian dollars.

Suncor Energy dipped 29 cents to 42.64 Canadian dollars while Canadian Natural Resources dropped 83 cents, or 2.3 percent, to 35.75 Canadian dollars.

Among the gold group, Barrick Gold climbed 24 cents, or 1.4 percent, to 17.44 Canadian dollars while Franco-Nevada was up 2.53 dollars, or 2.8 percent, to 94.12 Canadian dollars.

In communications stocks, Rogers Communications rallied 40 cents to 71.48 Canadian dollars while BCE gained 43 cents to 57.19 Canadian dollars.