Toronto stocks little changed in late-morning trading, loonie down


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

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 9.40 points at 16,270.46.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 156.29 points at 26,374.42. The S&P 500 index was up 4.26 points at 2,877.66, while the Nasdaq composite was down 7.02 points at 7,888.53.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.90 cents US compared with an average of 75.05 cents US on Wednesday.

The May crude contract was down 21 cents at US$62.25 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down 2.8 cents at US$2.649 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was down US$4.40 at US$1,290.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was down 3.5 cents at US$2.9135 a pound.


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


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