CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as financials, materials drive losses; energy bounces

Mon Jun 5, 2017 5:23pm EDT
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* TSX down 32.97 points, or 0.21 percent, to 15,409.78

* Eight of the TSX's 10 main groups were down

* Financials down 0.2 percent, materials off 0.5 percent

* Energy up 0.1 percent

By Solarina Ho

TORONTO, June 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Monday as financial stocks dipped amid signs of cooling in Toronto's overheated housing market, while a rebound in energy stocks tempered some losses.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index finished down 32.97 points, or 0.21 percent, at 15,409.78, after sliding as much as 97.81 points to 15,344.94 in early trading and then briefly turning positive.

Eight of the index's 10 key sectors finished lower.

"Buyers are a little reticent to do anything, so they're letting things drift," said Irwin Michael, portfolio manager at ABC Funds.   Continued...