CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises for eighth straight session

Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:08pm EST
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TORONTO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index edged higher on Friday, marking its eighth straight winning session, as gains in energy and financial issues outweighed a slide in the index's materials sector.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 8.93 points, or 0.08 percent, at 11,703.77. (Reporting by John McCrank; editing by Peter Galloway)