REFILE-CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs 100 points on resource strength
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* Energy group higher despite oil price dip
* Nexen jumps 16.7 pct as takeover rumors emerge
* Materials up 3.4 percent as gold firms
* Trading muted with U.S. markets closed for Thanksgiving (Adds quotes, details)
By Jennifer Kwan
TORONTO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose for a fifth straight day on Thursday thanks to strength in energy and materials issues, raising hopes that the market is close to finding a bottom.
Heavily weighted stocks that helped the market move higher included Potash Corp of Saskatchewan (POT.TO: Quote), up 4.5 percent at C$79.69, and Nexen Inc NXY.TO, which was 16.7 percent higher at C$26.01.
Shares of Nexen soared as Canada's No. 4 independent oil exploration company again had to fend off speculation that it is poised to be bought by a larger rival. [ID:nN27403565] Continued...