The Canadian stock market ended modestly lower on Friday after languishing in negative territory right through the day’s session as rising uncertainty about
Weakness in European markets and a rather sluggish trend on
Healthcare and information technology stocks drifted lower. Energy stocks moved up on higher crude oil prices. Consumer discretionary stocks were mostly weak, while financials, industrials and materials shares closed mixed.
The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index ended with a loss of 59.27 points or 0.29% at 20,402.66, losing after three straight days of gains. The index moved in a very tight range between 20,384.20 and 20,438.05 in lackluster trade. The index shed about 0.4% in the week.