S&P/TSX composite posts gains in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets also up


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in late-morning trading amid strength in the health care and battery metals sectors while U.S. markets also rose.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 90.74 points at 19,710.87.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 217.14 points at 33,020.61. The S&P 500 index was up 25.12 points at 4,170.31, while the Nasdaq composite was up 106.42 points at 12,763.98.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.85 cents US compared with 77.32 cents US on Friday.

The September crude contract was up 79 cents at US$89.80 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down 37 cents at US$7.70.

The December gold contract was up US$12.70 at US$1,803.90 an ounce and the September copper contract was up five cents at US$3.60 a pound.

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



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