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* TSX ends down 6.9 points, or 0.04 percent, at 15,908.78
* Six of TSX’s 10 main industry groups move higher
* Decliners slightly outnumber advancers overall
By Alastair Sharp
TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index endedbarely lower on Wednesday, weighed by a slump in departmentstore operator Hudson’s Bay Co after it reported adeeper-than-expected loss and as energy stocks fell with loweroil prices.
* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite indexclosed down 6.9 points, or 0.04 percent, at 15,908.78.
* While a marginal slip overall, it was the index’s fourthstraight fall. Decliners slightly outnumbered advancers,although six of the index’s 10 main groups ended higher.
* The energy group lost 2.2 percent, with Encana Corpoff 4 percent at C$14.70 and Cenovus Energy Incdown 3.3 percent at C$11.87, as oil prices settled at atwo-week low on a surprise rise in U.S. fuel stock.
* Hudson’s Bay ended down 13.0 percent at C$10.35 after thedismal quarterly performance. The owner of the Saks Fifth Avenueluxury retailer said the loss was due to lower traffic, steepdiscounts and the effects of the hurricanes in Texas, Floridaand Puerto Rico.
* The heavyweight financial group gained 0.2 percent,industrials rose 0.7 percent, and consumer staples gained 1percent.
* Dollarama Inc lost 2.1 percent to C$149.73,recovering from steeper losses earlier, as discount storechain’s third-quarter profit topping estimates, but comparablestore sales missed estimates.(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)