Tech sectors gains help S&P/TSX composite edge higher, U.S. stock markets also rise

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index crept higher in late-morning trading, as gains in the technology sector helped lead the way, while U.S. stock markets also rose.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 5.52 points at 20,747.31.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 27.51 points at 35,058.58. The S&P 500 index was up 3.08 points at 4,517.15, while the Nasdaq composite was up 40.31 points at 15,326.95.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.00 cents US compared with 78.89 cents US on Wednesday.

The October crude oil contract was up 26 cents at US$69.56 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up five cents at US$4.97 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$2.00 at US$1,791.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was up five cents at US$4.29 a pound.

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

 

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