- Category: Economic
- Published Friday, February 19, 2016
- CTV News
TORONTO -- A pullback in oil prices and disappointing retail sales data pushed the Toronto stock market to a lower close after four consecutive advances.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX index lost 117.96 points to 12,813.40.
The Canadian dollar was down 0.10 of a U.S. cent at 72.63 cents US.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 21.44 points to 16,391.99 and the broader S&P 500 was off 0.05 of a point at 1,917.78. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq composite index finished up 16.89 points at 4,504.43.
On commodity markets, the March crude contract was down $1.13 to US$29.64 a barrel, while the March contract for natural gas fell five cents to US$1.80 per mmBtu.
April gold rose $4.50 to US$1,230.80 an ounce, while March copper was unchanged at US$2.08 a pound.