The S&P/TSX composite index was down 16.56 points to close Wednesday at 15,602.65.
The Canadian dollar was up
Total revenues for the country's sixth largest-lender rose 10% to
In other corporate news, uranium miner Cameco said Wednesday it's preparing to stop work at its
It said the company and the roughly 535 unionized workers represented by the United Steelworkers are set to begin a strike-lockout at
Cameco said a labour disruption is not expected to affect its 2014 uranium delivery commitments. Its shares fell
On the TSX, the base metals sector was down as December copper was down
The gold sector was down while Goldcorp backed up
The energy sector shed some of its strength while Imperial Oil retreated
All but four of the 14 Toronto subgroups were lower, as materials and gold each stepped back 1%, and metals and mining skidded 0.8%.
The four gainers were led by financials, which picked up 0.4%, while telecoms and consumer staples were each ahead 0.2%.
The U.S. stock market finished fairly flat on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 staying around 2,000 a day after it closed over that milestone for the first time.
The Dow Jones Industrials tacked on 15.31 points to 17,122.01.
The S&P 500 poked up 0.10 points to 2,000.12. The NASDAQ shed 1.02 points to 4,569.62.
Best Buy Co. was the biggest winner in the S&P 500, rising 6.3% and recouping most of Tuesday's 6.9% loss. Analysts at B. Riley & Co. said the retailer's seemingly gloomy holiday guidance is actually better than it appears, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.
Tiffany & Co. was another notable winner in the S&P 500 after the jeweler lifted its full-year earnings forecast and reported a 16% rise in second-quarter profit. Tiffany closed up 1%.
Apple Inc. finished up 1.2% at another all-time closing high. The tech giant is developing a new iPad with a larger screen, a
Prices for 10-year U.S. Treasuries sagged, lowering yields to 2.36% from Tuesday's 2.39%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Oil prices were down
Gold prices removed
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