Canadian stock market up Thursday

Source: Xinhua| 2018-06-01 05:43:32|Editor: huaxia
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TORONTO, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Canada's main stock market continued up Thursday, despite trade tensions between Canada and the United States.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index rose 12.84 points, or 0.08 percent, to close the day at 16,061.50 points, led by base metals and financials groups.

The Canadian dollar lost 0.31 cent to 0.7723 U.S. dollar.

The financials sector climbed 1.27 points, or 0.43 percent while the energy group fell 0.28 points, or 0.14 percent.

The biggest gainer was Royal Bank of Canada, jumping 12.4 points.

Canada Goose Holdings Inc jumped 6.7 percent and BRP Inc rose 5.8 percent while Birchcliff Energy Ltd climbed 4.8 percent.

Sierra Wireless Inc dropped 6.8 percent and Superior Plus Corp dipped 6.1 percent while Descartes Systems Group Inc fell 4.3 percent.

A total of 102 issues advanced and 136 declined. There were eight new highs and three new lows, with total volume of 282.5 million shares. Enditem