TSX Adds 34 Points As Mining, Energy Support; Sectors Mixed
North American stocks were slightly higher at midday, with the S&P TSX Composite Index posting a small gain of about 34 points, or 0.3%. Toronto's commodity-sensitive stock index was supported by mining and energy stocks amid uncertainty surrounding the future of the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus program and the sluggish U.S. economic data.
Mining stocks were 0.60% higher, leading the gainers, as prices for silver went up 1.83%. Energy stocks rose 0.24%, even as crude oil slipped 0.70% to $105.68 a barrel. Banks were 0.33% higher.
On the negative side, industrials posted the biggest loss of 0.62%. It was followed by utilities, down 0.54%.
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