CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls; weak oil, U.S. data weigh on sentiment
(Updates for prices)
* TSX fell 51.76 points, or 0.39 percent, to 13,075.42
* Six of the TSX's 10 main groups were lower
By Fergal Smith
TORONTO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index extended this week's losses, recording its lowest close in more than six-weeks, as a new 2 1/2-month low for crude oil and softer-than-expected U.S. retail sales data weighed on investor sentiment.
The most influential movers on the index were Royal Bank of Canada, which fell 1.4 percent to C$73.94, and Toronto-Dominion Bank, which declined 1.2 percent to C$53.37, while the overall financials group tumbled 1.4 percent.
The overall consumer discretionary group retreated 1.3 percent, while telecoms fell 1.1 percent, including a 1.5 percent drop for Telus Corp.
"It's mainly driven by what's going on in the U.S. I mean U.S. retail sales were disappointing," said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier.
U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in October amid a surprise decline in automobile purchases, suggesting a slowdown in consumer spending. Continued...