CANADA STOCKS-TSX extends gains, banks lead way

Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:11am EST
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TORONTO Feb 26 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index extended broad gains on Thursday morning in a rally sparked by Canadian bank earnings that topped expectations.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 158.72 points, or 2 percent, to 8,091.01. Nine of the index's 10 main groups were higher. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)