Jan 14, 2020 (Baystreet.ca via COMTEX) —
Stocks in Canada’s largest centre were in the green by Tuesday’s closing bell, as health-care strength carried most of the weight.
The TSX Composite Index gained 59.48 points to close Tuesday at 17,352.90
The Canadian dollar slipped 0.02 cents to 76.57 cents U.S.
Health-care lived it up the most, with Aurora Cannabis taking on 13 cents, or 5.9%, to $2.35, while HEXO gained 10 cents, or 5.1%, to $2.08.
Golds soared, primarily Wesdome Gold, ahead 60 cents, or 6.2%, to $10.29, while Alacer Gold advanced 28 cents, or 4.5%, to $6.55.
Among materials, Endeavour Mining added $1.24, or 5.2%, to $24.88, while Silvercorp Metals gained 21 cents, or 3%, to $7.11.
On the downside, Corus Entertainment dropped 13 cents, or 2.4%, to $5.36, while Shaw Communications fell 51 cents, or 1.9%, to $25.89.
Among techs, EXFO let go of 18 cents, or 3.3%, to $5.31, while Lightspeed slipped 76 cents, or 1.8%, to $42.07.
The TSX Venture Exchange nicked higher 2.15 points to 574.43
All but two of the 12 TSX subgroups were positive, with health-care sprinting 1.5%, consumer discretionary issues ahead 0.5%, and materials better by 0.3%.
The two laggards were information technology, fading 0.6%, and communications, 0.3% to the bad.
Blue-chip stocks closed little changed in volatile trading Tuesday as J.P. Morgan Chase led bank shares higher on the back of strong quarterly results.
The Dow Jones Industrials came off their highs of the day, but still managed to move ahead 32.62 points to 28,939.67, after flirting yet again with the elusive 29,000 mark.
The S&P 500 stepped back 4.98 points from Monday’s record high to 3,283.15
The NASDAQ slid 22.6 points to 9,251.33.
J.P. Morgan Chase posted quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations, sending