CANADA STOCKS-TSX little changed as miners gain, banks and energy slip

Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:41am EDT
 
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* TSX down 7.99 points, or 0.05 percent, to 14,825.76

* Seven of TSX's 10 main groups move higher

* Index on track for 0.6 percent loss on week

TORONTO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index see-sawed in morning trade on Friday, boosted by miners of gold and other metals but weighed by a retreat in banking stocks and oil-related weakness among energy companies.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was on track for a 0.6 percent loss on the week, after ending last week at a 16-month high.

At 10:26 a.m. EDT (1426 GMT), the index was up 17.26 points, or 0.12 percent, at 14,851.01.

The most influential gainer on the index was Barrick Gold Corp, which rose 1.1 percent to C$22.80. The world's biggest gold miner is in talks with two Chinese companies about potential deals involving some of its South American operations.

The materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.6 percent.   Continued...