The S&P/TSX composite index was off 1.55 points to 14,700.74.
The jump from 1.5 percent in March was exactly as expected, as was the 0.3 percent monthly rise in prices from March.
Six of the 14 Toronto subgroups were positive this morning, with metals and mining strengthening 0.3%,
On the downside -- consumer staples were off 0.29%, consumer discretionary issues dipped 0.26%. and materials were down 0.23%.
June gold is down
U.S. stocks were higher Friday as took in positive home sales data in what's expected to be a lighter session ahead the
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was rising 0.09% to 16,558.79 while the S&P 500 was 0.13% higher at 1,895.10. The Nasdaq was gaining 0.18% to 4,161.95.
Sales of new single-family homes rose 6.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 433,000 last month, led by the South and Midwest, the government reported Friday. Economists polled had expected an April sales pace of 429,000, compared with an originally estimated rate of 384,000 in March.
In corporate news -- Foot Locker was gaining 2.33% as its first-quarter earnings per share of
GameStop was climbing 4.37% after reporting first-quarter earnings that topped estimates by
Hewlett-Packard shares were up 2.11% after the
Aruba Networks dropped 14.61% after its third-quarter margin fell short of expectations.
U.S. 10-year yield down 2 basis points at 2.531%
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