Energy stocks help lift S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets down


TORONTO — Gains in the energy sector helped lead Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were in the red.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 26.75 points at 20,126.56.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 118.53 points at 32,078.13. The S&P 500 index was down 25.50 points at 3,998.39, while the Nasdaq composite was down 137.18 points at 11,667.82.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.47 cents US compared with 77.20 cents US on Friday.

The June crude contract was up 64 cents at US$111.13 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was up 29 cents at US$7.95 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$4.10 at US$1,812.30 an ounce and the July copper contract was down a penny at US$4.17 a pound.

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



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