CANADA STOCKS-TSX little changed as resource shares rebound

Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:04am EST
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* TSX down 6.79 points, or 0.05 percent, at 13,003.14

* Six of the TSX's 10 main groups lower

By Leah Schnurr

OTTAWA, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as the energy sector rebounded alongside oil prices and as investors scooped up shares of companies that have taken a beating recently.

Toronto-listed shares of BlackBerry jumped after the company reported its first quarter-to-quarter revenue gain in more than two years, suggesting turnaround efforts may be gaining traction. BlackBerry rose 10.1 percent to C$11.99

Bombardier also got a boost after it received certification for its CSeries 110-seater plane. Its shares rose 12.8 percent to C$1.32.

Separately, a source told Reuters that Pierre Beaudoin is expected to step down as executive chairman of the company in early 2016.

But the biggest advancers were the materials sector, which gained 2.7 percent, and energy, up 1.7 percent.

Canadian Natural Resources was the biggest lift on the index, rising 2.6 percent to C$28.96. U.S. crude prices were up 1.0 percent at $35.29 a barrel.   Continued...