April 21st, 2024

S&P/TSX composite up almost 100 points, U.S. markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on February 23, 2024.

The exterior of the TMX is seen in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index gained almost 100 points Friday, while U.S. markets mostly held on to their gains after soaring the day before.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 95.07 points at 21,413.15.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 62.42 points at 39,131.53. The S&P 500 index was up 1.77 points at 5,088.80, while the Nasdaq composite was down 44.80 points at 15,996.82.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.11 cents US, unchanged from Thursday.

The April crude contract was down US$2.12 at US$76.49 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 13 cents at US$1.70 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$18.70 at US$2,049.40 an ounce and the May copper contract was down one cent at US$3.90 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2024.

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

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