April 17th, 2024

S&P/TSX composite ticks higher Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on April 3, 2024.

The S&P TSX composite index screen at the TMX Market Centre in downtown Toronto is photographed on Friday, November 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

TORONTO – Strength in energy and base metal stocks helped lift Canada’s main stock index on Wednesday, while U.S. stock markets were mixed but held relatively steady after two straight days of losses.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 37.36 points at 22,112.46.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 43.10 points at 39,127.14. The S&P 500 index was up 5.68 points at 5,211.49, while the Nasdaq composite was up 37.01 points at 16,277.46.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.87 cents US compared with 73.68 cents US on Tuesday.

The May crude oil contract was up 28 cents at US$85.43 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down two cents at US$1.84 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$33.20 at US$2,315 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 12 cents at US$4.19 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 3, 2024.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)

Share this story:

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x