Industrials and financials help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stocks mixed

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TORONTO — Gains in the industrials and financial sectors helped Canada’s main stock index move higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 14.97 points at 17,050.85.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 7.31 points at 28,114.37.

The S&P 500 index was up 4.98 points at 3,145.50, while the Nasdaq composite was up 36.99 points at 8,684.92.

The Canadian dollar traded for 75.28 cents US compared with an average of 75.26 cents US on Tuesday.

The January crude contract was down 38 cents at US$58.03 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 2.2 cents at US$2.51 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was down US$5.90 at US$1,461.50 an ounce and the March copper contract was 0.25 of a cent at US$2.70 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2019.