By Wallace Witkowski, MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Materials, mining and energy stocks led the Canadian market lower for the third session in a row Tuesday on continued anxiety coming out of Greece.
In large-cap stocks, shares of Barrick Gold Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209252292/delayed CA:ABX -1.97% fell 3.9%, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/203742161/delayed CA:CNQ +0.54% declined 2.7%, and Teck Resources Ltd. shares fell 4.1%.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 1.3% to close at 11,343.05 with the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals and Mining Index declining 3.7%, the S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index /zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed XX:TORGC195 -1.40% shedding 3.4%, and the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index /zigman2/quotes/210598495/delayed XX:TORGC187 +1.21% down 1.9%.
Reports that Greece would hold another election after party leaders failed to come up with a unity government pressured markets on fears the country could leave the eurozone on an inability to bring its fiscal house in order. Read more on Greece's effect on markets.
Oil for June delivery /zigman2/quotes/209724914/delayed CLM22 +0.71% fell 80 cents, or 0.8 %, to settle at $93.98 a barrel, and gold for June delivery /zigman2/quotes/210036777/delayed GCM22 -0.65% declined $3.90, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,557.10 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The Canadian dollar fell its U.S. counterpart /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD +0.2668% with the greenback buying C$1.0067, compared with C$1.0023 late Monday.
Other notable movers included Research In Motion Ltd. , with shares down 5.7%. Goldcorp Inc. /zigman2/quotes/225792379/delayed CA:G -0.95% shares fell 2.5%, Encana Corp. shares declined 2.2%, Kinross Gold Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200423011/delayed CA:K -2.51% shares declined 4.8%, and Silver Wheaton Corp. shares dropped 4.5%.