NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 65.38 points, or 0.41 percent, to 16,006.67.
Leading the index were Pretium Resources Inc , up 6.3 percent, Cameco Corp , up 5.4 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp , higher by 4.7 percent.
Lagging shares were Shopify Inc , down 6.6 percent, Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 6.1 percent, and Bombardier Inc, lower by 5.9 percent.
On the TSX 71 issues rose and 171 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and 23 new lows, with total volume of 252.8 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Manulife Financial Corp and Bombardier Inc.
The TSX’s energy group fell 1.30 points, or 0.66 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.11 points, or 0.36 percent.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.47 percent, or $1.89, to $74.52 a barrel. Brent crude fell 1.83 percent, or $1.58, to $84.71 [O/R]
The TSX is off 1.2 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf