CANADA STOCKS-TSX poised to open lower as resources, RIM weigh
TORONTO Dec 3 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index could open lower on Wednesday as oil and gold prices sag and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd RIM.TO cut its third-quarter profit and revenue outlook.
On Tuesday, the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 78.4 points, or 0.93 percent, to 8,327.81 as the Toronto Stock Exchange's main index ended a see-saw session as news that insurer Manulife Financial MFC.TO will issue new stock offset rallying energy shares amid talk of a takeover of Nexen Inc NXY.TO.
Here is some of the news that may affect the market.
RIM CUTS OUTLOOK
Research in Motion Ltd RIM.TO RIMM.O cut its third-quarter profit and revenue outlook well below Wall Street expectations, as subscriber growth slowed, margins fell and amid sharp currency swings. The BlackBerry maker made the announcement on Tuesday night. [ID:nL3134327]
As well, RIM said on Wednesday it will offer C$1.50 a share in cash for Certicom in a deal valued at about C$66 million. [ID:nWNAB9140]
UBS cuts Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO price target to C$20 from C$26, while Genuity cuts Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO: Quote) price target to C$35 from C$42. For more research details, please see: [ID:nBNG407356] [CA-RCH]