CANADA STOCKS-Materials boost TSX at open, financials weigh

Wed Feb 4, 2009 9:38am EST
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TORONTO Feb 4 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index gained broadly at the open on Wednesday, led by materials, but downward pressure came from the influential financials group.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 54.05 points, or 0.63 percent, to 8,682.68 at the open. Eight of the index's 10 main group were higher. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)