November 18, 2019 / 3:07 PM / 21 days ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX eases from record high on U.S.-China trade deal uncertainty

Nov 18 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index snapped an 11-day winning streak to come off its record high on Monday after a report stated that the mood in China over a trade deal with the United States is “pessimistic” due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s reluctance to roll back tariffs.

* At 9:40 a.m. ET (1440 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 30.92 points, or 0.18%, at 16,997.55.

* Nine of the index’s 11 major sectors were lower, led by the healthcare sector.

* The energy sector dropped 1.1% as U.S. crude prices were down 0.7% a barrel, while Brent crude lost 0.8%.

* The financials sector slipped 0.2%, while the industrials sector fell 0.4%.

* The materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, added 0.2% as gold prices rose 0.3%.

* On the TSX, 98 issues were higher, while 126 issues declined for a 1.29-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 11.85 million shares traded.

* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Oceanagold Corp and Ballard Power.

* Hexo Corp fell 3.8%, the most on the TSX.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc, Star Diamond Corp and Hanwei Energy Services Corp.

* The TSX posted eight new 52-week highs and four new lows.

* Across all Canadian issues, there were 44 new 52-week highs and 17 new lows, with total volume of 23.71 million shares. (Reporting by Agamoni Ghosh in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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