The TSX was up nearly 3 points in mid-afternoon trading after
giving back some of its earlier gains to reach 15033.27. The
resource-heavy index was weighed down by energy shares that fell
deeper into the red, offsetting gains in miners.
Miners were up 0.40%, still leading the way for gainers, with
picking up 0.21%. Healthcare followed after jumping 0.36%.
Financials and info tech were both up by 0.34%.
Meanwhile, energy shares were down 0.39% by mid-afternoon, with
crude oil falling 0.23% to US$105.60 a barrel. Industrials also
failed to recover and slipped 0.37%.
Earlier, Statistics Canada released a report that showed factory
prices were 0.5% lower in May than in April, after a 0.2% drop in
April. The unexpected fall was due largely to cheaper energy and a
More than 161 million shares have changed hands so far. Eldorado
Gold (ELD.TO) was the most actively traded.
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