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Toronto stock market down in late-morning with U.S. stock markets closed

The TSX ticker is shown in Toronto on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index moved lower in late-morning trading, weighed down by losses in the financial sector and the health care group, which includes some of the big marijuana companies.

The D&P/TSX composite index was down 24.80 points at 15,070.22.

U.S. stock markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Canadian dollar traded higher at 75.66 cents US compared with an average of 75.36 cents US on Wednesday.

The January crude contract was down 49 cents at US$54.14 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down 27.5 cents at US$4.18 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up 10 cents at US$1,228.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 0.05 of a cent at US$2.79 a pound.


The Canadian Press