Toronto stocks little changed, loonie up; U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was little changed in late-morning trading as losses in the financial and industrial sectors were offset by gains in materials and energy stocks.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 3.55 points at 16,102.69.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 92.96 points at 25,557.92. The S&P 500 index was up 8.13 points at 2,791.43, while the Nasdaq composite was up 23.56 points at 7,581.62.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.71 cents US compared with an average of 74.55 cents US on Monday.

The April crude contract was up 62 cents at US$57.41 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 0.4 of a cent at US$2.77 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$6 at US$1,297.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 4.25 cents at US$2.94 a pound.

 

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

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