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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 -5.73% and 2.1% climb by information technology equities /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 +2.46% . Top percentage gainers among commodity companies were Ivanhoe Mines /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN -8.79% 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 +1.5008% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$0.9969 vs. C$1.0006 Monday.

/zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
287.54
-17.49 -5.73%
Volume: 35.31M
July 5, 2022 1:50p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
131.05
+3.15 +2.46%
Volume: 7.56M
July 5, 2022 1:50p
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/zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 6.85
-0.66 -8.79%
Volume: 1.59M
July 5, 2022 1:50p
P/E Ratio
112.66
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$9.09 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.3053
+0.0193 +1.5008%
Volume: 0.0000
July 5, 2022 2:05p
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