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Aug. 7, 2012, 10:32 a.m. EDT

Canada stocks jump, loonie tests parity

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By Sarah Pringle

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks rallied Tuesday after the long holiday weekend, with Toronto's benchmark equities index rising 141 points, or 1.2%, to 11,804. Leading sectors, metals and mining stocks jumped 3.8%, followed by a 2.2% rise in the materials sector /zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed XX:TORGC195 -0.42% and 2.1% climb by information technology equities XX:TORGC194 +0.97% . Top percentage gainers among commodity companies were Ivanhoe Mines /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN -0.17% up 5.5%, class B shares Teck Resources adding 4.3%, and Second Wave Petroleum jumping 10.5%. Supporting the technology sector, shares of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion rose 5.2%. After four weeks of gains, the Canadian dollar again broke parity against its U.S. counterpart /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD -0.2458% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$0.9969 vs. C$1.0006 Monday.

/zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
309.52
-1.29 -0.42%
Volume: 30.18M
Nov. 27, 2020 2:21p
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XX : Canada: Toronto
174.17
+1.66 +0.97%
Volume:
Nov. 26, 2020 12:00a
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/zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 5.88
-0.01 -0.17%
Volume: 714,477
Nov. 27, 2020 2:20p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$7.10 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.2986
-0.0032 -0.2458%
Volume: 0.0000
Nov. 27, 2020 2:35p
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