Black­Berry helps push Toronto stock in­dex mod­er­ately higher

Cape Breton Post - - Business Business -

TORONTO - Canada’s main stock in­dex made mod­er­ate gains in morn­ing trad­ing today with help from banks, util­i­ties and Black­Berry.

The Toronto Stock Ex­change’s S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex was up 41.19 points to 15,499.65 af­ter 90 min­utes of trad­ing. One of the big­gest in­di­vid­ual gainers was Black­Berry, up al­most nine per cent and at its high­est level in about four years.

In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial av­er­age ad­vanced 34.48 points to 20,929.31, the S&P 500 in­dex added 3.04 points to 2,397.06 and the Nasdaq com­pos­ite in­dex was down 1.43 points to 6,132.19.

The Cana­dian dol­lar was trad­ing at 74.20 cents US, up from Fri­day’s av­er­age price of 73.83 cents US.

The July crude con­tract was up five cents at US$51.18 per bar­rel and the June nat­u­ral gas con­tract was down four cents at US$3.29 per mmBTU.

The June gold con­tract was up 70 cents to US$1,260.70 an ounce and the July cop­per con­tract was down one cent at US$2.59 a pound.

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