May 22nd, 2024

S&P/TSX composite closes up nearly 100 points, U.S. stock markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on April 19, 2024.

A signboard displays the TSX as a custodian cleans the windows of the Richmond Adelaide Centre in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index closed up nearly 100 points Friday, helped by strength in energy and financial stocks, while U.S. markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 98.93 points at 21,807.37.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 211.02 points at 37,986.40. The S&P 500 index was down 43.89 points at 4,967.23, while the Nasdaq composite was down 319.49 points, or 2.05 per cent, at 15,282.01.

The Canadian dollar traded for 72.74 cents US compared with 72.65 cents US on Thursday.

The benchmark U.S. May crude contract was up 41 cents at US$83.14 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down one cent at US$1.75 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$15.80 at US$2,413.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was up six cents at US$4.50 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 19, 2024.

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

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