Toronto stocks down sharply on profit-taking

Wed May 21, 2008 4:05pm EDT
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TORONTO May 21 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index ended a volatile session sharply lower on Wednesday, as profit-taking hit energy issues following recent record highs.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 256.54 points, or 1.7 percent, at 14,790.80. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; editing by Rob Wilson)