TSX Sheds 12 Points at Midday As Miners, Energy Drag; Healthcare Leads Gainers

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The Canadian benchmark index turned lower at midday, shedding 12 points to reach 15093.95. Driving losses were mining and energy stocks, with mining shares reacting to falling gold prices . U.S. economic data, however, that showed that consumer confidence climbed in June, has been keeping losses in check.

Mining stocks were down 0.36%, with the price of the yellow metal dropping 0.05% to US$1,317.80 an ounce. Energy issues fell 0.41% even after fears over the ongoing political crisis in Iraq lifted oil prices . Telecom lost 0.20%.

Meanwhile, healthcare was the biggest gainer after jumping 0.35%. It was followed by financials, which were higher by 0.24%.

More than 142 million have changed hands so far. B2Gold (BTO.TO) was the most actively traded.



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