S&P/TSX composite down in late-morning trading, loonie climbs to top 81 cents US

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in late-morning trading amid weakness in the base metals sector, while the loonie rose to top 81 cents US.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 55.57 points at 19,301.38.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 24.81 points at 33,845.19. The S&P 500 index was up 14.60 points at 4,197.78, while the Nasdaq composite was up 7.21 points at 14,058.24.

The Canadian dollar traded for 81.37 cents US compared with 80.93 cents US on Wednesday.

The June crude oil contract was up 81 cents at US$64.67 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.91 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was down US$5.00 at US$1,768.90 an ounce and the July copper contract was unchanged at US$4.50 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

The Canadian Press

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