CANADA STOCKS-TSX little changed, ends quarter up 9.8 pct

Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:30pm EDT
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 * TSX ends flat after see-saw session
 * Rises for seventh straight month
 * Ends quarter with 9.8 percent gain
 (Adds details, comments and official numbers)
 By Frank Pingue
 TORONTO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
closed little changed on Wednesday as weaker energy and
technology shares kept the index from adding to already hefty
quarterly and monthly gains.
 Shares of EnCana Corp ECA.TO fell 1 percent to C$62.00
and were the biggest weight on the index, followed by shares of
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion RIM.TO, which ended down
1.4 percent at C$72.38.
  A see-saw performance in the TSX that lead to its first
lower close for the week was attributed largely to investors
making last-minute adjustments to their portfolios before
closing the books of the month and quarter.
 "You just got some people taking advantage of the fact that
there is some buying out there and so they are selling into the
strengths of some of these names," said Bruce Latimer, trader
at Dundee Securities.
 "So it's just people positioning things for the month end.
They probably took profits in some good names and maybe put a
little money to work in names that haven't performed yet."
 The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE ended virtually
unchanged at 11,394.96.
 The TSX ended the month up 4.8 percent and rose 9.8 percent
for the quarter.
 ($1=$1.07 Canadian)