Traders in Toronto failed to take their cue from their American cousins Tuesday, and to share in the upward mobility of stocks down south.
The TSX Composite lost 60.25 to close Tuesday at 18,986.49.
The Canadian dollar docked 0.22 cents at 72.83 cents U.S.
Energy stocks were in the red, most notably, Tamarack Valley, down 11 cents, or 2.8%, to $3.87, while Parex Resources slid 63 cents, or 2.5%, to $24.45.
Financials were also off, with Toronto-Dominion hesitating $1.77, or 2.3%, to $76.78, while EQB dipped $1.27, or 1.9%, to $67.39.
In industrials, TFI International faltered $13.28, or 8.3%, to $146.54, while SNC Lavalin withered $1.63, or 4.1%, to $38.20.
Health-care issues tried to point things in the right direction by the close, with Tilray up 22 cents, or 9%, to $2.66, while Bausch Health Companies added 22 cents, or 2.3%, to $9.86.
In tech companies, Bitfarms gained 14 cents, or 9.2%, to $1.66, while HUT 8 captured 29 cents, or 10.1%, to $3.15.
Communications also showed strength, as Rogers picked up $1.12, or 2.2%, to $51.99, while TELUS climbed 28 cents, or 1.3%, to $22.38.
On the economic calendar, Statistics Canada revealed national housing price index edged down by 0.2% month over month in September. Prices were unchanged in 15 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) surveyed, down in nine CMAs and up in three.
The TSX Venture Exchange regrouped 3.97 points to 522.90.
Seven of the 12 TSX subgroups were positive by the close, led by health-care, up 2.4%, while information technology pointed 1.3% higher and communications were better by 1.1%.
The five laggards were weighed most by energy, down 1.2%, financials, falling 0.8%, and industrials, down 0.6%.
Stocks rose Tuesday as investors focused on a fresh slate of earnings reports, and traders monitored the latest moves in Treasury yields.
The Dow Jones Industrials ended its four-day losing streak, vaulting 204.97 points to 32,151.38.
The S&P 500 index gathered 30.64 points to 4,247.68.
The NASDAQ leaped 121.55 points to 13,139.88.
Coca-Cola reported earnings and revenue that topped estimates, sending the stock up 2.9%. Spotify, meanwhile, popped 10% after the audio streaming giant posted third-quarter results that beat expectations.
General Motors shares ticked down 2.3% after the company pulled its full-year outlook amid rising costs due to the United Auto Workers union strikes. The automaker did post better-than-expected third-quarter results.
Alphabet and Microsoft are among companies posting results after the market closes. Other tech names reporting this week include Amazon and Meta.
Around 150 S&P 500 companies are slated to report this week. Thus far, the season is off to a solid start. Roughly 23% of S&P 500 companies have already reported earnings, and 77% of them have posted earnings surpassing analysts’ expectations,
Prices for the 10-year Treasury inched forward, lowering yields to 4.81% from Monday’s 4.88%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Oil prices sank $1.91 to $83.58 U.S. a barrel.
Gold prices shed $4.10 to $1,983.70.