CANADA STOCKS-TSX up slightly as miner gains offset broad losses

Fri Jun 3, 2016 10:36am EDT
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* TSX up 4 points, or 0.03 percent, to 14,140.99

* Six of 10 main groups lower

* Index on track for 0.25 percent gain on week

TORONTO, June 3 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index gained marginally on Friday as a sharp gain for miners offset losses for financial, technology, healthcare and consumer discretionary stocks.

Nineteen of the 20 most influential gainers on the index were from the materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, as gold prices surged after disappointing U.S. jobs data.

Barrick Gold Corp jumped 10 percent to C$24.46, Goldcorp Inc gained 5.9 percent to C$23.55, and Kinross Gold rose 9.9 percent to C$6.26.

Diversified miners also gained as a range of base metals prices were boosted by a weaker U.S. dollar.

Teck Resources advanced 7.4 percent to C$13.86, and First Quantum Minerals gained 6.2 percent to C$9.13.   Continued...