SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks inched higher Monday as markets were supported by energy stocks but weighed by a drop in gold stocks. The S&P/TSX Composite Index last added 6 points, or 0.1%, to 11,721. Energy stocks traded higher, with shares of Cenovus Energy Inc. [S: CA:CVE] adding 1.8%. Crude for September delivery seesawed Monday, last losing 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $78.90 a barrel in New York. But Silvercorp Metals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210397281/delayed CA:SVM -2.25% and Agnico-Eagles Mines Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/205100210/delayed CA:AEM -2.41% led gold and metals stocks lower, dropping 4.2% and 1.9%, respectively.