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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 -1.71% and 2.1% climb by information technology equities /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 -2.22% . Top percentage gainers among commodity companies were Ivanhoe Mines /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN -2.47% 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 -0.0310% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$0.9969 vs. C$1.0006 Monday.

/zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
309.88
-5.40 -1.71%
Volume: 36.80M
June 29, 2022 4:48p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed
XX : Canada: Toronto
129.97
-2.95 -2.22%
Volume: 9.35M
June 29, 2022 4:48p
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/zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed
CA : Canada: Toronto
$ 7.49
-0.19 -2.47%
Volume: 1.07M
June 29, 2022 4:00p
P/E Ratio
123.19
Dividend Yield
N/A
Market Cap
$9.30 billion
Rev. per Employee
N/A
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/zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled
US : Tullett Prebon
1.2890
-0.0004 -0.0310%
Volume: 0.0000
June 29, 2022 11:57p
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