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February 25 (Reuters) – The main Canadian stock index fell on Thursday as weakness in energy and materials stocks outpaced optimistic earnings for a number of companies, including the Toronto-Dominion Bank, the Canadian Bank Imperial Commerce and Maple Leaf Foods.
* The energy sector fell 0.1%, while the materials sector, which includes precious and base metal miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1.3%.
* At 10:13 a.m. ET (3:13 p.m. GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S & P / TSX Composite Index was down 65.27 points, or 0.35%, to 18,419.26.
* Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd fell 3.3%, the highest on the TSX, after brokerage firm BMO downgraded the miner’s rating. The second biggest decline was oil producer Vermilion Energy Inc., down 3%.
* The Toronto-Dominion Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce lenders joined their main rivals to beat expectations, thanks to much lower loan loss provisions and strong trading.
* On the TSX, 83 issues were up, while 132 issues were down for a downward 1.59 to 1 ratio, with 59.72 million shares traded.
* The biggest percentage gainers on the TSX were real estate services provider Altus Group Ltd and apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc, which jumped 12.3% and 8.8%, respectively, after the companies released optimistic fourth quarter results.
* The most traded stocks by volume were Manulife Financial Corp, ClearStream Energy Services Inc and Baytex Energy Corp.
* The TSX posted 10 new 52-week highs and no new lows.
* For all Canadian issues, there were 39 new 52-week highs and 10 new lows, with total volume of 52.98 million shares. (Reporting by Amal S in Bangalore; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)