S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in early trading as the energy and financial sectors posted losses, while U.S. stock markets started the day mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 16.90 points at 13,941.68.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 135.37 points at 23,368.98. The S&P 500 index was up 4.09 points at 2,787.45, while the Nasdaq composite was up 58.96 points at 8,452.14.

The Canadian dollar traded for 70.96 cents US compared with an average of 70.99 cents US on Wednesday.

The June crude contract was up 16 cents at US$26.20 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down nearly three cents at US$1.57 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$7.80 at US$1,748.00 an ounce and the May copper contract was up nearly two cents at US$2.31 a pound.

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

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