(Adds details on energy sector and updates prices)
* TSX ends down 13 points, or 0.08 percent, at 16,026.26
* Index posts lowest close since Nov. 3
* Five of TSX’s 10 main groups fall
TORONTO, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index fellfor the fourth straight session on Monday as the energy sector,which had been a major driver of the index’s rally sinceSeptember, declined by 1.3 percent.
Cenovus Energy Inc fell 2.5 percent to C$13.93 andCanadian Natural Resources Ltd retreated 0.9 percent toC$45.89.
Canadian Natural Resources declined as Royal Dutch Shell, which holds shares in the Canadian company, pushedahead with its vast disposal program.
Crude oil futures, which have been supported byMiddle East tensions, settled 2 cents higher at $56.76 a barrel.
The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite indexclosed down 13 points, or 0.08 percent, to 16,026.26,its lowest close since Nov. 3.
It touched its lowest intraday level since Nov. 3 at15,999.10, as uncertainty over the U.S. tax legislation beingconsidered in Congress pushed world stock markets further awayfrom recent record highs..
Still, the TSX has rallied more than 7 percent sinceSeptember. It rose last week for the ninth straight week, itslongest run in more than two decades.
Five of the index’s 10 main groups ended lower on Monday.
The materials group, which includes precious and base metalsminers and fertilizer companies, added 0.3 percent.
Shares of Intertape Polymer Group Inc, surged 14.3percent to C$20.00 after the manufacturer of specialty tapesreported stronger-than-expected revenue for the third quarter.
Teck Resources Ltd climbed 1.9 percent toC$27.80, while copper, one of the metals that thecompany produces, advanced 1.7 percent to $6,898.5 a tonne.
Canada Goose Holdings Inc, which had surged lastweek to a record high after reporting quarterly earnings, fell3.5 percent to C$31.81.
Financials, which account for 35 percent of the index’sweight, edged 0.1 percent higher.(Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Peter Cooney and GrantMcCool)