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June 20, 2012, 12:21 p.m. EDT

Candax, energy sector weigh on Canada stocks

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By Sarah Pringle

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Canadian market slumped Wednesday, dragged down by weakening mining, energy, and tech stocks. Toronto's benchmark index was down 43 points, or 0.4%, to 11,745, snapping a two-day winning streak. Information technology stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 -0.23% led decliners, falling 1.7%, followed by the metals and mining sector , down 1.5%. Oil and gas producer Candax Energy took a major hit, dropping 10%, and Capstone Mining /zigman2/quotes/209663346/delayed CA:CS -9.91% slipped 4.7%. Blackberry maker Research in Motion also suffered early downside, falling 4.2%. Among poor performing gold stocks were Yamana Gold /zigman2/quotes/206359073/delayed CA:YRI -5.69% , down 2.9%, and Kinross Gold /zigman2/quotes/200423011/delayed CA:K -6.07% , dropping 3.2%. The greenback made headway on Canada's currency /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD +0.7488% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$1.0194 vs. C$1.0179 Tuesday.

/zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
122.41
-0.28 -0.23%
Volume: 11.51M
Sept. 23, 2022 4:55p
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/zigman2/quotes/209663346/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 2.91
-0.32 -9.91%
Volume: 1.80M
Sept. 23, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
6.24
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$2.01 billion
Rev. per Employee
$510,220
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/zigman2/quotes/206359073/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 5.47
-0.33 -5.69%
Volume: 2.07M
Sept. 23, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
15.60
Dividend Yield
2.91%
Market Cap
$5.26 billion
Rev. per Employee
$206,038
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/zigman2/quotes/200423011/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 4.49
-0.29 -6.07%
Volume: 4.39M
Sept. 23, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
3.45%
Market Cap
$5.84 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.3589
+0.0101 +0.7488%
Volume: 0.0000
Sept. 23, 2022 4:59p
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