CANADA STOCKS-Barrick, gold shares lift TSX

Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:43am EST
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TORONTO Feb 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index was slightly higher on Thursday on strength in gold shares as the price of the precious metal was steady and Barrick Gold (ABX.TO: Quote) reported higher quarterly profit.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 13.78 points at 11,649.27, after opening slightly lower.

Barrick Gold led all heavyweight gainers, up 1.29 percent at C$40.16. [ID:nN18196026] (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)