December 12, 2016 / 12:35 PM / 8 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-Futures rise as oil hits 18-month high

Dec 12 (Reuters) - Futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index, which hit a 19-month high last week, as oil prices surged on Monday.

Oil prices jumped to their highest since July 2015 after OPEC and some of its rival producers agreed to cut output to tackle global glut and boost prices.

December futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.16 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

Canada's main stock index barely extended a 19-month high on Friday, jumping 1.7 percent over the week, as heavyweight energy and bank stocks gained with rising oil prices and bond yields while mining losses eclipsed broad gains.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were up 0.1 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures were flat and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were down 0.39 percent.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s ; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Bank of Montreal : KBW raises price target to C$95 from C$85

Pure Gold Mining : Canaccord Genuity starts with "speculative buy" rating

Tahoe Resources Inc : RBC cuts target price to C$19 from C$27

COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET

Gold futures : $1,156.4; -0.36 pct

US crude : $53.75; +4.37 pct

Brent crude : $56.60; +4.16 pct

LME 3-month copper : $5,785.00; -0.69 pct

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON MONDAY

1400 Federal budget for Nov: Prior -$44.0 bln

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$1= C$1.31 Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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