Canada’s main stock down in early trading, while U.S. stocks also fell

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index slid on Wednesday amid losses in the technology, industrials and financial sectors, while U.S. stock markets also tumbled lower.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 151.13 points at 21,779.70.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 270.55 points at 34,370.63. The S&P 500 index was down 57.09 points at 4,468.03, while the Nasdaq composite was down 336.54 points at 13,867.63.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.92 cents US compared with 80.31 cents US on Tuesday.

The May crude contract was down 34 cents at US$101.62 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up 23 cents at US$6.26 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$4.40 at US$1,931.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was down three cents at US$4.76 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

 

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