CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises to fresh 5-month high as financials, materials advance

Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:40am EDT
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TORONTO, April 20 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Wednesday to a fresh five-month high as financials and materials stocks advanced, while lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 22.91 points, or 0.17 percent, at 13,890.19, shortly after the open. Eight of the index's ten main groups were higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)