Energy and tech stocks help lift S&P/TSX composite to triple-digit advance


TORONTO — Gains in the energy and technology sectors helped Canada’s main stock index post a triple-digit advance in late-morning trading.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 133.04 points at 20,881.62.

The gains came as U.S. stock markets were closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.03 cents US compared with 78.51 cents US on Friday.

The July crude oil contract was up 96 cents at US$116.03 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down a penny at US$8.72 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$4.00 at US$1,861.30 an ounce and the July copper contract was up four cents at US$4.35 a pound.

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



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