Toronto stock market higher, while US stocks mixed; Loonie falls – Financial Post

TORONTO — The industrial and energy sectors helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stocks were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 64.85 points to 15,549.17, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 32.33 points to 24,430.61. The S&P 500 index was up 5.77 points to 2,675.91 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 32.64 points to 7,178.77.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.94 cents US, down from an average value of 78.57 cents US on Friday.

The June crude contract was down 71 cents to US$67.69 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down one cent to US$2.73 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was down US$12.80 to US$1,325.50 an ounce and the May copper contract was down three cents to US$3.11 a pound.

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