March 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on
Monday, with materials stocks leading losses as a firmer dollar
and elevated U.S. Treasury yields sent gold prices to a
* The materials sector, which includes precious
and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, lost 0.6% as
gold futures fell 0.9% to $1,682.7 an ounce.
* At 9:37 a.m. ET (14:37 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index was down 12.45 points, or
0.07%, at 18,368.51.
* Miners Hudbay Minerals Inc and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd
, dropped the most on the TSX, falling 4.4% and 3.6%,
* The financials sector gained 0.3%, while the
industrials sector rose 0.1%.
* On the TSX, 92 issues were higher, while 119 issues
declined for a 1.29-to-1 ratio to the downside, with 14.30
million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Mullen
Group Ltd, which jumped 4.7% after the freight
transportation provider agreed to acquire Apps Transport Group
and oil producer Imperial Oil Limited, which rose 2.8%.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Baytex
Energy Corp, Bombardier Inc, and Tetra Bio
* The TSX posted 12 new 52-week highs and no new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 66 new 52-week highs
and five new lows, with total volume of 38.66 million shares.
(Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)