Aug 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index retreated from
a record high on Thursday, as major gold miners weighed the most
while energy shares were pulled down by concerns over slow
demand recovery in the global crude market.
* At 9:43 a.m. ET (13:43 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index was down 99.22 points, or
0.48%, at 20,454.79.
* The materials sector, which includes precious
and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.1% as
gold prices retreated from recent gains made on signs of slowing
U.S. consumer inflation.
* The energy sector dipped 0.2% as oil prices were
dented by a warning from the International Energy Agency that
the Delta variant of the coronavirus could hurt fuel demand.
* The financials sector slipped 0.4%. The
industrials sector fell 0.2%.
* On the TSX, 79 issues were higher, while 146 issues
declined for a 1.85-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 12.94
million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was Ats
Automation Tooling Systems, which jumped 5.7% to extend
gains into a second session after the company posted bumper
* Northland Power fell 7.5%, the most on the TSX,
after its revenue missed estimates. The second-biggest decliner
was Endeavour Silver, down 5.8%, tracking weakness in
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier B
, Well Health Technologies, and Nevada Copper
* The TSX posted 18 new 52-week highs and three new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues, there were 72 new 52-week
highs and 9 new lows, with total volume of 28.48 million shares.
(Reporting by Ambar Warrick, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)