Oct 23 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index fell on Wednesday, pressured by a dour revenue forecast from Rogers Communications and a drop in energy shares, with losses limited by gains in material stocks.
* At 9:56 a.m. ET (13:56 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 19.9 points, or 0.18%, at 16,371.62.
* Rogers Communications Inc fell 6% after lowering its full-year revenue forecast, triggering a 2% decline in the communication services index.
* The energy sector slipped 0.7%, as U.S. crude prices declined 0.9% a barrel, while Brent crude lost 0.7%.
* The financials sector dipped 0.1%, while the consumer index fell about half a percent.
* The materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, was among the few bright spots, up 1% as gold futures rose 0.3% to $1,486.4 an ounce. ]
* On the TSX, 111 issues were higher, while 109 issues declined for a 1.02-to-1 ratio favouring gainers, with 12.51 million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Eldorado Gold, which jumped 4.2%, and Agnico Eagle Miners , which rose 2.5%.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis, Rogers Communications and Zenabis Gllobal Inc.
* The TSX posted two new 52-week highs and four new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues there were five new 52-week highs and 13 new lows, with total volume of 22.23 million shares. (Reporting by Agamoni Ghosh; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)