Metro, CAE in focus
The S&P/TSX composite index was down but 11.50 points to close Wednesday at 15,262.73
The Canadian dollar added
Health-care issues led gainers, with Extendicare up
The base metals component led decliners, as the sub-par Chinese data pushed September copper down
The consumer staples sector was down as
The industrials sector was weak, with CAE shares down
Revenues were up at
On the economic front, July's version of
Nine of the 14 Toronto subgroups finished the day in the red, with global base metals sinking 0.7%, while metals and mining and the industrial group dropped 0.6%.
The five gainers were led by health-care issues, up 1.6%, information technology, up 0.4%, and real-estate, 0.3% to the good.
The U.S. stock market closed with strong gains on Wednesday, led by advances in the health-care and technology sectors.
The Dow Jones Industrials surged 91.26 points to 16,651.80
The S&P 500 added 12.97 points to 1,946.72, as Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. led gainers. The NASDAQ composite hiked 44.88 points to 4,434.13.
Gains on the NASDAQ Composite were led by biotechnology companies.
Amazon.com Inc. climbed as the company launched a new mobile payment service using a smartphone or tablet that is aimed at a market dominated by privately held Square.
Shares of Macy's Inc. fell following a disappointing outlook and second-quarter sales that fell short of estimates.
Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. plunged after the theme-park operator reported second-quarter results fell short and the company cut its full-year sales outlook.
King Digital Entertainment sank after disappointing quarterly results from the “Candy Crush” triggered a wave of ratings downgrades from analysts.
Networking-gear maker Cisco Systems will release results after the close of Wednesday's trading session.
Prices for 10-year U.S. Treasuries gained, lowering yields to 2.41% from Tuesday's 2.44%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.
Oil prices were unchanged at
Gold prices picked up
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