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By Sarah Pringle

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks rallied Friday after the U.S. jobs data beat expectations, with the S&P/TSX composite index jumping 167 points, or 1.44%, to 11,672. A 2.2% rise in metals and mining stocks , 1.7% gain in information technology equities XX:TORGC194 +0.97% , and 1.5% increase among shares of industrial stocks XX:TORGC193 -0.25% helped push the market higher. Commodity companies making the greatest headway included Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN 0.00% tacking on 4.6%, Inmet Mining Corp. adding 4.3%, and Imperial Oil /zigman2/quotes/203145852/delayed CA:IMO -1.10% up 3.4%. Buoying the technology sector, shares of Open Text Corp. rose 3.8%, while class B shares of CGI Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209028480/delayed CA:GIB.A +1.21% added 2.3%. Meanwhile, the Canadian currency traded higher /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD -0.2535% , with one U.S. dollar buying $0.9991 vs. $1.0072 Thursday.

XX : Canada: Toronto
174.17
+1.66 +0.97%
Volume:
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XX : Canada: Toronto
324.07
-0.81 -0.25%
Volume:
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/zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 5.89
0.00 0.00%
Volume: 754,378
Nov. 27, 2020 2:38p
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/203145852/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 24.21
-0.27 -1.10%
Volume: 315,145
Nov. 27, 2020 2:39p
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
3.63%
Market Cap
$17.97 billion
Rev. per Employee
$5.37M
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/zigman2/quotes/209028480/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 97.60
+1.17 +1.21%
Volume: 249,504
Nov. 27, 2020 2:42p
P/E Ratio
23.24
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$24.85 billion
Rev. per Employee
$160,054
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.2985
-0.0033 -0.2535%
Volume: 0.0000
Nov. 27, 2020 2:58p
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