The S&P/TSX Composite Index ended the trading session in the red zone on Wednesday, August 17, after it lost 88.53 points to close the session at 20,181.44 points.
The information technology (IT) sector slipped by 2.6 per cent and the base metals sector declined by 1.98 per cent. Healthcare, telecom and finance sectors were also in the red. Meanwhile, the energy sector jumped by 1.49 per cent.
Notably, the utility and industrial sectors were up by 0.3 and 0.05 per cent, respectively.
One-year price chart of TSX Composite Index along with SMA 20-day, SMA 30-day, SMA-50-day (August 17). Analysis by © 2022 Kalkine Media®).
The precious metals company Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) topped the volume actives list on August 17, as 10.6 million ABX shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Suncor Energy (TSX: SU) was the second among the most volume active stocks, with a trading volume of 9.43 million SU shares.
Also, Crescent Point (TSX: CPG) was the third top actively traded stock, with 6.79 million shares switching hands.