SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks gained a little momentum Thursday, with the S&P/TSX composite index adding 37 points, or 0.3%, to 11,818. A 0.6% climb in the information technology sector /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 +3.64% and 0.5% rise among metals and mining stocks supported the market. Leading tech stocks, shares of Davis+Henderson Corp. , provider of financial technologies, added 2.5%. Class B shares of Bombardier Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208994866/delayed CA:BBD.B -0.05% stumbled 3.7% after the plane manufacturer posted a 14% lower second-quarter profit. On the upside, Canadian Tire Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205698226/delayed CA:CTC.A -0.22% tacked on 4.6% after reporting its second-quarter earnings rose to C$1.63 a share, from C$1.29 a year ago. In currency trading, the Canadian dollar continued to rise against its U.S. counterpart /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD +0.0691% , with one U.S. dollar puchasing C$0.9916 vs. C$0.9943 Wednesday.