CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index opens higher on US bank optimism

Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:36am EDT
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TORONTO, April 16 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index opened higher on Thursday as heavily-weighted financial shares led a rally after JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N: Quote) reported quarterly results that were better-than-expected.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 42.72 points, or 0.46 percent, at 9,288.83 at the open. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)